I want to inform those that haven't heard, about Reiko's horrific accident.
Reiko has had serious medical problems as a result.  Our good wishes and prayers go out to Reiko and her family in this difficult time.  It is hard for me to wrap my head around this tragedy.
     We all wish her a speedy recovery.
Webmaster  Gordon Pefley

Reiko Hervin hurt in crash with Jon McElhaney in Gardnerville    November 6, 2011
Gardnerville, Nevada 
Police say Gardnerville woman was injured in a crash on Nevada State Route 208 on Sunday evening.
     Troopers with the
Nevada Highway Patrol report that 51-year-old Reiko Hervin was operating a silver Scion eastbound along Nevada State Route 208 around 6:35 p.m. Investigators say a trailer became detatched from a Dodge pickup truck traveling in front of Ms. Hervin.
     She was unable to avoid a collision and struck the trailer  which was hauling a jeep near Jack Wright Summit. Paramedics transported Ms. Hervin to
Renown Regional Medical Center for treatment of broken bones and other injuries.
     Officers on scene detected the presence of alcohol on 34-year-old Jon Eugene McElhaney of Gardnerville. He is being held on suspicion of driving under the influence.
     Ms. Hervin is well-known for her artwork.
According to
The Nevada Department of Transportation, 62,225 crashes occurred in 2006, resulting 31,106 injuries and 432 deaths.
     If you would like an official copy of the police report,
request a copy with this form, or call 1-702-546-6099.

Gardnerville artist injured in accident   The Record Courier    11-7-11

Reiko Hervin and her work.

Gardnerville artist Reiko Hervin is in stable condition at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno after an accident that occurred on Highway 208 at Jack Wright Summit on Sunday night.
     A Wellington resident, Hervin, 51, was heading east on the highway at about 6:40 p.m. when a trailer with a Jeep on it came unhitched from an oncoming car and entered her lane.
     Hervin's silver Scion struck the trailer and Jeep head-on.
Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott Farmer said the Jeep and trailer was being hauled by a Dodge pickup driven by Gardnerville resident Jon Eugene McElhaney, 34.
     Farmer said the NHP is doing an investigation to determine how the two vehicles separated.
Herven received substantial broken bones in the accident.
     He said that troopers found indications of alcohol use by McElhaney and he was taken into custody for driving under the influence.

Driver in trailer accident faces felony DUI   The Record Courier   11-9-11
     A 34-year-old Gardnerville man has been charged with felony drunk driving causing substantial bodily harm in connection with a collision Sunday that seriously injured Gardnerville artist Reiko Hervin.
     Jon Eugene McElhaney is charged with driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while being under the influence of an intoxicating liquor resulting in death or substantial bodily harm.
     McElhaney, out of custody on $15,637 bail, appeared Wednesday in East Fork Justice Court with lawyer Derrick Lopez.
     Lopez asked for a two-week continuance, and McElhaney is to appear Nov. 30.
     While on bail, he may not drive or use drugs or alcohol. McElhaney is under the supervision of the Department of Alternative Sentencing.
     The accident occurred on Highway 208 at Jack Wright Summit.
The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that Hervin, 51, was heading east on the highway at about 6:40 p.m. when a trailer carrying a Jeep came unhitched from an oncoming vehicle and crossed over into her traffic lane, colliding head-on with her Scion.
     She had to be extricated from her vehicle and was taken by CareFlight to Renown Regional Medical Center with multiple injuries.
     A preliminary breath test at the scene indicated McElhaney's blood-alcohol content was .131. The legal limit is .08.
     The criminal complaint against McElhaney says while being under the influence of intoxicating liquor, he failed to properly secure the trailer which dislodged and struck Hervin's vehicle, causing her to suffer substantial bodily injury.

     Farmer said the accident closed the road for at least four hours. The accident occurred after sunset.