Linda S. McCartney, 54, Nevada, was pronounced dead at the scene of a head-on crash three miles east of Nevada on Hwy. 54, at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12.
According to the report by Cpl. James E. Wilde, Ms. McCartney was eastbound in a 2005 Dodge Neon when she abruptly pulled into the on-coming lane to avoid striking a vehicle in front of her. She struck head-on a westbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Shelly D. Zartman, 36, El Dorado Springs.
Ms. Zartman, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Nevada Regional Health Center with injuries reported as minor. Her vehicle suffered moderate damage. The report said that Ms. McCartney was not wearing a seatbelt. Her vehicle was reported as a totaled.