Reno police ID driver in crash killing 2 children – Reno Gazette Journal
11:30 a.m. Tuesday update:
The driver of the SUV has been identified as 66-year-old Reno resident, Sheldon Berg, a report from the Reno Police Department said.
According to the report, alcohol and drugs still do not appear to be a factor in the crash, but investigators are looking into the possibility Berg experienced a medical event that caused the crash.
The investigation discovered Berg was also involved in an accident in Reno in 2013 after he suffered an unknown medical episode.
8 a.m. Tuesday update:
No charges have been filed yet against the 66-year-old man driving the SUV that crashed into a Reno house Monday afternoon, killing two children.
An investigation is still underway to determine the cause of the crash, the Reno Police Department said.
A 2-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl were killed after an SUV crashed into a house Monday afternoon, the Reno Police Department said.
The SUV was driven by a 66-year-old man. He was transported to the local hospital with minor injuries. No charges have been filed against the SUV driver pending an investigation.
The incident happened when the SUV drove through a garage shortly after noon in the 1400 block of Princess Avenue, south of Vassar Street. The mother and her two children were inside.
The children’s mother was not injured, according to officials at the scene.
The driver is cooperating with authorities, a Reno Police spokesman said. An investigation will continue.
Some eyewitnesses on the scene said the driver was driving as fast as 55-60 mph before the crash.
Dean Davis, a neighbor, called 911 and then rushed inside the scene with another neighbor to help.
“I thought I heard the car hit the speed bump, but it was the house. I ran outside and I didn’t even see the car at first because the only thing I saw was dust,” Davis said.
Another neighbor and Davis helped the mother out of the scene.
“I wouldn’t wish this on my worst neighbor, ever,” Davis said.
Rochelle Swanson, a neighbor, started an online donation site. The goal is to reach $1,000. Donations can be made at: youcaring.com/victims-of-the-princess-tragedy-376840.