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  6-year-old child dies in car crash   Wanted for attempted kidnapping, strangulation constituting domestic violence  

Story by Donna Millsap - The Oregon Herald
Published on Thursday April 29, 2021 - 8:52 AM
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UPDATE - From news) Officials say a five-year-old (girl) is dead after a two car crash around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday night.

Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office identified her as Sariah Sheppards of Reno. She was pronounced dead several hours after arriving at Renown Regional Medical Center. The official cause and manner of death are pending investigation.

Nevada Highway Patrol says it responded to an injury crash at Sutro Street and E. 9th Street at the request of Reno Police.

Investigators say a purple 2007 Scion was driving eastbound on E. 9th Street towards Sutro when the Scion ran the red light and hit a white Honda Accord.

Read more of this update from KTVN channel 2 TV in Reno

** Original story by The Oregon Herald ***

RENO, Navada - An Oregon man wanted on domestic violence charges was arrested in Nevada after a car he was driving ran a red light and collided with another car, killing a 6-year-old child, authorities said Thursday.

Reno and Sparks police officers who knew of the Oregon warrant for 33-year-old Jesse Allen Bennett of Eugene, had attempted to pull him over before the crash at a Reno intersection Wednesday night, the Nevada Highway Patrol said in a statement.

The car struck the side of the vehicle carrying the child who died, the Highway Patrol said. The victim's identity was not released.

After the crash, Bennett ran but was apprehended and a passenger who also fled remained at large, the Highway Patrol said.

Bennett remained jailed Thursday on an Oregon warrant as well as Nevada charges of DUI, felon in possession of a firearm and other crimes, according to jail records.

Oregon charges against Bennett included attempted kidnapping, strangulation constituting domestic violence, assault constituting domestic violence, and failure to comply with terms of probation, the Highway Patrol said.