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Gardnerville woman, 95, dies in I-580 crash

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a single-car accident that killed a 95-year-old woman south of Reno and caused traffic to be diverted on part of U.S. Interstate 580 in the Washoe Valley.

The victim was identified on Tuesday as Dorothy S. Hunter of Gardnerville.

Trooper David Gibson said she was not wearing a seatbelt.

The accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday near the Galena Creek Bridge about 2 miles north of Bower's Mansion.

Investigators say that for unknown reasons the 2007 Silver KIA Rio Hunter was driving left the roadway and struck the concrete wall on the left shoulder before bouncing across all southbound travel lanes and striking the other concrete wall. Southbound traffic was diverted onto the shoulder while the accident was investigated.

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