1 Dead in Reno Pedestrian Crash
RENO, NV (February 28, 2020) – A 61-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on McCarran Boulevard on February 21.
The Washoe County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the male victim as 61-year-old Jack Stephens. Authorities currently believe that Stephens was homeless at the time.
Furthermore, the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Stephens died due to multiple blunt force trauma. Reno Police located Stephens’ body on S. McCarran Boulevard, just west of Longley Lane.
Meanwhile, police arrested the driver who was later identified as 49-year-old Richard Lee Milburn Jr. His parked vehicle was located in a nearby neighborhood shortly after.
Milburn is currently facing charges on suspicion of hit-and-run as well as not having a valid registration. Police also revealed that Stephens did not use a crosswalk.
“It does appear to have occurred mid-block,” Sgt. Alan Hollingsworth with Reno Police stated. “This did not occur in the intersection, I really can’t tell you exactly how it happened at this point, but I can tell you it happened at mid-block McCarran.”
Our heartfelt sympathy is with the family and friends of Jack Stephens during this difficult time.
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