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Lake Davis Minor injuries were report- ~,(l when a (bur-year-old Sun Valley, Nev., cesident was in- robed in a snowmobiling in- ci(le)lt at l,ake [)avis Sunday, March 11, at ,k30 p.m. Frankie lh)rryman, 28, was driving a 1976 Arctic Sr~owmo- bile westbound across the meadow ~est of I,ightning :l'I'(?(.' boat ralnp. l I is fit(liT-year-old son was on the sea! in front of him. l~erryman was lraveling at ;tbotlt 30--t0 miles per hour when he encoulltered a ditch. He braked to reduce the im- pact but couldn't get stopped in time, On impact, he and his son were ejected off tile right fl'ont of the vehicle, breaking tile windshield off. Kenth BerrT, man received lacerations to his mouth, and abrasions to his chin and left hand. He was taken to Eastern Plumas l)istrict ttospital in Portola by his father, for treatment. Highway 395, north of Highway 70 Minor to moderate injuries were sustained when three ve- hicles were invohed in an in- cident Friday. March 9, at 8:20 a.m. on Highway 395, 2.5 miles north of ttighway 7t). Larry Combs, 50, of Her- long, was driving southbound on Highway 395 in a 1989 Ford Thunderbird, when he came upon a stopped semi, due to a prior trafl'ic collision. Combs slowed his vehicle to a stop approximately 100 feet behind the truck. A second driver, Toinette E. [tymel, 60, of Susanville, was driving a 1991 Ford van south- bound on ttighway 395 at 50 mph. approaching the rear of Combs' vehicle. It was snowing and the roadway was covered with snow and ice. As ltymel pushed her coast button on her cruise control to slow down, the vehicle didn't slow down fast enough. Hymel then applied the brakes. The vehicle then started to slide to tile right and then ran into tile rear of Combs' vehi- cle. That action caused Combs" vehicle to vault forward and it rotated in a counterclockwise direction into the northbound lane. A third driver. Carl M. Olsen, 45, of Reno, was dri- ving a 1975 Chevy Cam:re northbound at 20 mph, ap- proaching the first vehicle. Suddenly, the vehicle dri- veil by Combs shot out ill Dent of him. Olsen applied his brakes and steered the vehicle to the right to avoid the colli- sion, but the left rear bumper struck the right fi'ont fender of Combs' Thunderbird. The Cain:!'() Iecelved lie damage, tlyll]el WaS taken ~ V,,'asht)e Medical Cenlt,r i!~ Reno. where she was ire(tied for moderate injtlries. :\ passetlger iI~ her vehicle, Frank J. Jarrett, 55, ~)f Su- sanville, received minv)r m_ juries, Highway 395, north of Highway 70 A Reno resident received rnoderate injuries whe)~ lhe 1966 Mustang be was driving went off the road and hiv a metal marker and rolled Fri- day. March 9. at 8:15 a.m. Jonathan A. Raifaisen, 16. was drivillg northboulld ell tiighway 395, aI 50 mph, ,,vh(m tile rear of the vehicle started to rotate in a COtlllterclock- wise direction. It was snowing and the roadway was covered with snow. Raifaisen steered his vehicle to tile left and applied the brakes. It continued to rotate in a counterclockxvise direction and skidded across tile high" way and went off" the west edge of the road. The vehicle then hit a metal road marker and rolled over: one and a half times. The vehicle came to rest on its left side facing a southerly direction. Raifaisen was wearing his seat belt. but received moder- ate injuries. He was taken to Washoe .Medical Center for treatment. Fatal injuries A Susanville resident was pronounced dead at the scene when tile 1987 Peterbilt he was driving overturned on Highway 70. west of Little Bear Road, Wednesday, March 7, at 12:55 p.m. Joseph Marshall Kane, 56. was driving a Sierra Pacific lnclustry truck, pulling an un- h)aded tow-dolly, eastbound cm Highway 70. There were no witnesses to the incident. However, the physical evidence indicated that. upon entering the left-to- right curve, the Peterbilt didn't follow the curve and drove off the north edge of the highway. The truck went up and down the soft dirt embank- men( twice before front rode up a merit, causing the overturn onto The truck traveled feet down tile north of the road before ing. There was no evide support either brakir, f turning movementS~ part of Kane, He was unrespons~V contacted by pass~ the California trol. Kane received mi~0r hal injuries, but nounced dead at Kane normally of Susanville, but was ing in the effort equipment from mill operation. The case is still ur der tigation. A mechanical the Peterbilt has ducted to determine or not any caused or contribute: incident. The Washoe CoUn~ ner's Office has to conduct the autopSY' [ ' :77;7 :U'Urv77: 77:77--7 ~ ~i~, >~ : ! ii!i:i~ilU!/ii~? : Newspaper policy The follotvin,g, cases indicate processinA, by the tHutnas County Cr):a~.t.. TbP. u:; case should not be construed as o statement about a de- fetid:tit's guilt or innocence," rather, the headlines are in- tended as short descriptions of qllestion. about to have a leg amputated or because she has two chil- dren. State prison Nevada resident Robert ",ihes was sel hey to three years in state prison. But. the judge sus- pended the sentence, ordered the defendant to serve a year ill .jail and placed him on pro- bation. McLaughlin sold gai'tlufp~t-I I1 g -tit ha R, Kaufman. If Crude can stay out of legal trouble until Sept, 18, the Plumas County I)istrict Attorney will dismiss a felony complaint against h ira. no more than 90 ty jail if he accepts a P gain from the District Attorney. Bissell is charged possession of stolen'. "t' m