NHP Identifies Truck and Trailer Owners in Deadly South Carson City Crash, Further Charges Added | Carson City Nevada News
The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the owner of the truck and the owner of the trailer and added additional charges to the driver involved in the November 9 multi-vehicle crash that killed a Dayton couple and injured several others in the junction of I-580 South Carson Street. and highway 50.
The owners of the 2017 Ford F-350 truck are Xiomara Leyva and Alfredo Xiomara Leyva, both listed in Florida. The owner of the trailer, also out of Florida, is listed as Maria Cruz-Mirete, according to NHP.
No charges were laid against the owners of the truck and trailer, who were transporting the boat from Lake Tahoe. NHP did not disclose the name of the owner of the boat. The case remains under investigation.
The driver, Roney Gonzalez, of Hollywood, Florida, is being held in Carson City Jail. The fees have been changed by NHP with additional fees added. Gonzalez is charged with two counts of reckless driving resulting in death. He is also charged with the following offenses: dangerous vehicle, obstruction of justice, non-compliance with a traffic control device, non-compliance with traffic lights, defective / inoperative brakes, inspection / repair / maintenance, loose or missing wheel, required missing trailer brakes, loose or loose hitches, damaged vehicle structure and pressure points, no service status record, motor carrier license required, no medical certificate, operating a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver’s license. In addition, the misdemeanor driver must be able to understand traffic lights, no fuel tax permits, no tag / reg violations assigned by the IRO, no named USDOT carrier displayed, and no commercial driver’s license. He is being held at Carson City Jail on $ 100,000 bond.
A married couple from Dayton, Tana Powell, 70, and Don Powell, 74, died of injuries in the crash, according to the Washoe County medical examiner.
According to NHP, suspected brake failure is likely the cause of the fiery crash on November 9 at the intersection of I-580, South Carson Street and Highway 50, also known as Spooner Junction . Part of the brake failure was due to the weight load being carried, according to NHP. The truck and trailer weigh approximately 38,000 pounds.