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Sparks Woman Arrested in Connection with Deadly Thanksgiving Crash

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, November 28, 2023 5:40 pm

NEVADA – A woman is behind bars in connection with a deadly crash in Sparks that occurred on the morning after Thanksgiving. The crash occurred in the area of Greg and Marietta Way just after 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 24.

Crews arrived on the scene to find two badly damaged vehicles. The driver of one of the vehicles, 31-year-old Candy Godkin of Reno, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Yulisa Esparaza-Salazar, was transported to a hospital for moderate injuries.

An investigation by the Major Accident Investigation Team determined that Esparaza-Salazar’s vehicle was traveling westbound on Greg St. when it failed to maintain its travel lane and crossed over the center lane, striking Godkin’s vehicle head-on. Both vehicles rolled over during the crash.

Esparaza-Salazar was released from the hospital and arrested by Sparks Police on Nov. 26. She has been booked into the Washoe County Jail on the following charges:

  • Driving under the influence resulting in death
  • Duty to stop at the scene of crash involving death
  • Fail to maintain travel lane

The investigation is still ongoing and active. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Sparks Police Department at (775) 353-2231 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

Credits: Fox Reno

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