Deputies from the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office, along with Fallon/Churchill Fire Department and Banner Churchill medics, responded to Indian Lakes Road north of Leter Road for a report of a single vehicle accident with a victim pinned under the vehicle. The call came in to dispatch on Sept. 20 at approximately 12:25 a.m.
The victim, Miya Bentsen, 18, was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The reported driver, Brent Smith, was transported by medics to Banner Churchill Hospital and later to Renown Medical Center in Reno.
The accident is still under investigation, but alcohol and speed are suspected to be contributing factors.