Freak car accident kills Reno man

March 27, 2013

A Reno man was killed in a freak four-vehicle crash in the early morning hours of Monday, March 25.

Larry Mitchell Perkins, 56, died after being struck by traffic on Highway 199 about 6:15 a.m., according to Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Gary M. Rozzell.

Perkins, driving his 2007 Ford Ranger pickup, was involved in a minor accident with a second vehicle as it tried to make a left hand turn, Rozzell said.

The second vehicle, a 1999 silver Dodge Neon driven by Justin Peterson of Springtown, as well as Perkins’ vehicle came to rest in the left lane of traffic on Highway 199.

Perkins exited his disabled vehicle and was standing on the highway when his Ranger was struck from behind by a third vehicle heading westbound.

The third vehicle, a Lincoln Town Car driven by Miguel Angel Ramirez of Moorehaven, Florida, hit Perkins’ Ranger, spinning it around on impact. The Ranger caught Perkins and flung him into the right lane of traffic.

There, a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Freddy Rivera-Flores of Springtown, was traveling westbound on Highway 199, where it hit Perkins.

Parker County Emergency Medical Services arrived shortly after.

Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:41 a.m.

No charges or arrests have been issued at this time.

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