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Fatal accident near Glenshire Drive

DARIN OLDE

Sierra Sun

Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident which occurred on Friday, Dec. 1 on Highway 89 North between Glenshire Drive and Interstate 80.

A small Toyota pick-up truck drifted into northbound traffic and collided with a Mack truck at approximately 12:15 p.m. Traffic was stopped for several hours while emergency crews responded to the scene.

“We popped the door and got (the victim) out, but as I understand he was partially out already,” said Truckee Fire Protection Chief Mike Terwilliger. “A lot of times with head-on accidents like that the victims are literally pushed out the side of the car.”

“The cause of death is pending an autopsy,” NCSO Capt. Gary Jacobson said. “There were no skid marks indicating the driver tried to stop.”

Ronald Snyder, a 44-year-old cook from Colusa, was driving the Toyota truck. According to reports, Snyder had previous heart problems and was diabetic.

While fog made driving conditions more difficult Friday, Jacobson said there was no ice on the road.

Jacobson said that Snyder could have been reaching for something on the floor, he could have had a heart attack or he could have been in diabetic shock.

The investigation is expected to conclude in the next two weeks.

Snyder received advanced life support procedures, and was taken to the emergency room at Tahoe Forest Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 1:02 p.m.

He is survived by a wife and one child.


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