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One Fatally Injured after Vehicle Catches Fire North of Cheney Lake

By Lucky Kidd, Ad Astra Radio


RENO COUNTY – One person is dead and another injured after a car that got stuck in a ditch caught fire Friday afternoon just north of Cheney Lake.

Reno County Sheriff’s Captain Levi Blumanhourst said deputies were called to the area of the 2000 block of Eat Parallel Road just before 2:30 p.m. for the report of a vehicle driving in and out of the ditch.

As they were responding, dispatchers advised the vehicle was stuck in the ditch with a female passenger getting out of the car and the driver still trying to get unstuck. The vehicle caught fire with the driver still inside.

Several people on the scene attempted to rescue the driver but were unable to before an explosion occurred that caused the vehicle to become fully engulfed in flames. One of the individuals who attempted to lend aid sustained injuries.

The names of those involved have not been released pending positive identification and notification of family.