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Deputies: Pedestrian in Auto Crash Near Lemmon Drive Dies

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Washoe County deputies say the pedestrian involved in an auto accident Monday night near Lemmon Drive has died of her injuries.

Deputies say 52-year-old Lesa Fisher of Reno was walking south on Lemmon near Surge Street around 6pm when she was hit by a 2005 gold Chevy Cobalt heading in the same direction.

Fisher died at a local hospital Wednesday morning.

Deputies say the unidentified driver is cooperating with the investigation, and that at this time, alcohol and speeding do not appear to be involved. No charges have been filed.

Anyone who witnessed this accident is asked to call Deputy Dave Bailey at 775-328-3350.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office reminds pedestrians and motorists that pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility.

Tips for Drivers:
• be aware that you may encounter pedestrians at anytime and anywhere
• pedestrian can be difficult to see. Drive with caution, particularly at night or in bad weather
• drive slowly near crosswalks and be prepared to stop
• always stop for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk
• never overtake and pass other vehicles stopped for pedestrians
• be especially attentive around schools and in neighborhoods where children are active

Tips for Pedestrians:
 • use sidewalks whenever possible. Where no sidewalks are provided, walk facing road traffic
• only cross or enter streets where it is legal to do so. Stay off freeways and other restricted zones
• be visible: dress in light colors, wear reflective material or carry a flashlight
• use extreme caution when crossing streets, try to establish eye contact with drivers to ensure they see you

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