want to inform those that haven't heard, about Reiko's horrific
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.
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Reiko Hervin hurt in
crash with Jon McElhaney in Gardnerville
November 6, 2011
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
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.
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.
The Nevada Department of Transportation,
62,225 crashes occurred in 2006, resulting 31,106 injuries and 432
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Gardnerville artist injured in accident
The Record Courier
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
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
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.