IN BRIEF

MULTIVEHICLE ACCIDENT

Henderson woman who died in crash ID’d

The 45-year-old Henderson woman killed Sunday in a multivehicle crash on Boulder Highway has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Cindy Fletcher.

The crash occurred at 9 a.m. when a 2003 Toyota Avalon driven by 53-year-old Karen Jaco slammed into the rear of a 2008 Hyundai Tucson driven by Timothy Fletcher, 48, which was stopped for a traffic signal in the northbound center lane of Boulder Highway at Russell Road, police said. The Hyundai rolled onto its passenger side and came to rest in the intersection.

Fletcher’s wife, Cindy Fletcher, was rushed to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, police said. She died of blunt force head and neck injuries.

Timothy Fletcher and Jaco suffered minor injuries, along with Sharon Murray, 64, who was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Venture which was also involved in the crash, police said.

CALIFORNIA FAMILY KILLED

Woman gets probation in deadly head-on

A Gardnerville woman who admitted self-medicating herself for diabetes and causing a head-on car crash that killed a California family has been sentenced to probation.

“All I can say is you have no idea how sorry I am,” Dawn Miley, 44, said during sentencing Monday. “If any family members were here, I would tell them how sorry I am.”

Douglas County District Judge Michael Gibbons suspended a three-year prison sentence and placed Miley on five years probation.

Gibbons also ordered Miley to perform 500 hours of community service and pay $11,000 in funeral costs to the victims’ survivors.

Miley pleaded guilty in December to felony neglect of duty by self-medicating her diabetes without a doctor’s supervision.

She had low blood sugar when she lost control of her vehicle July 14, 2007, on U.S. Highway 395 south of Gardnerville, crashing head-on into a family from Torrance, Calif.

Jerome Calevro, 58; his wife, Maria Amelia, 52; daughter Bernadette, 23, and son Jerome Daniel, 15, were on their way to Lake Tahoe for a vacation when they were killed.

INITIALLY REPORTED AS SUICIDE

Pahrump man held on murder charge

A Pahrump man was being held on a murder charge in the slaying of a man whose death was initially classified a suicide, Nye County Sheriff’s officials said.

Timothy Lester Liapes, 50, was arrested Saturday in the slaying of 45-year-old Robert Humphrey, who was found dead Thursday morning at Liapes’ home from a gunshot to the head, officials said.

Capt. Bill Becht said DNA tests and examinations for gunshot residue led to the arrest of Liapes, who was being held at the Nye County jail in Pahrump.

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