On July 11, 2021 at approximately 12:43 am, Sparks Police, Sparks Fire, and REMSA responded to Spice Island and Purina Way on the report of a vehicle crash with injury. Officers arrived on scene and located two crashed vehicles in the roadway and a third involved vehicle that was parked along the curb line. Officers also located 4 injured people. Sparks Fire and REMSA treated the injured people and REMSA transported all 4 people to local hospitals for treatment. A fifth person was transported after passing out while speaking with officers on scene. One of the individuals that was transported sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive. The other people that were transported sustained minor injuries. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Officers on scene learned one of the vehicles was traveling eastbound on Spice Island approaching Purina Way. The second vehicle was traveling westbound on Spice Island approaching Purina Way. The driver of the eastbound vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Purina Way in front of the westbound vehicle. The eastbound vehicle struck the front driver’s side of the westbound vehicle causing it to spin out of control and crash into another vehicle that was parked facing westbound along the curb line. There were two people standing next to the parked vehicle that were also struck by the westbound vehicle before it stopped and came to rest in the roadway.
Members of the Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to the scene and took over the investigation, which remains active.
Sparks Police is asking for the publics assistance in speaking with anyone that may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the crash. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department or Secret Witness.