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20-Year-Old Driver Arrested after Killing James Marsh in DUI Crash near Panther Drive

RENO, NV (May 27, 2021) – 20-year-old Jennifer Dietsch was arrested Tuesday morning after a fatal hit-and-run accident on Highway 395.

The accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. May 18th, on the southbound lanes near the Panther Drive off-ramp.

According to reports, 20-year old Dietsch was driving a VW Beetle. For reasons not yet known, she struck a Ford Explorer driven by 44-year-old James Marsh, of Reno.

The Ford then veered off the ramp and rolled, throwing Marsh from the vehicle. Investigators say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time.

Following the collision, Jennifer Dietsch fled the scene. However, she was later arrested with multiple charges including felony hit-and-run and DUI.

At this time, police did not disclose any additional information about the victim. However, once available more information will be released.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of James Marsh during this tragic time.


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