Nye County Sheriff deputies arrest one in fatal accident

By Jonathan Cisowski | jcisowski@8newsnow.com

Published 09/25 2016 11:16AM

Updated 09/25 2016 11:34AM

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A female driver was arrested due to a fatal accident early Sunday morning by Nye County Sheriff Deputies.

Investigators say the crash happened at 4 a.m. in the area of Dandelion and Honeysuckle Street in Pahrump, Nevada.

NCSO Deputies discovered that there were two vehicles involved with one traveling westbound on Honeysuckle Street, and the other car traveling northbound on Dandelion Street. The driver on Honeysuckle Street was transported by ambulance to Desert View Hospital. The other driver was flown to University Medical Center Trauma and the passenger of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Nevada Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (MIRT) responded to assist NCSO Deputies and took over the investigation. 

Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle on Honeysuckle Street, Ashley Winn, who was intoxicated and at fault in the accident. She failed to stop at the stop sign at Dandelion & Honeysuckle Street. 

NCSO Deputies assisted in the DUI portion of the investigation and a blood sample was secured from Winn after a search warrant was obtained from the Pahrump Justice Court. 

Nevada Highway Patrol ultimately arrested Winn after her release from Desert View Hospital and charged her with DUI resulting in death, DUI Resulting in substantial bodily harm, and failing to stop at stop sign. 

Winn was transported to the Nye County Detention Center and was booked on the above charges.  Her bail was set at $200,240. 

Prior to being fully booked and housed in the facility Pahrump Justice Court Justice of the Peace Kent Jasperson released Winn on her own recognizance. 

Winn was released with a return court date.

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