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Vehicle Crash Into Home Leaves Two Juveniles Deceased, Driver Identified

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UPDATE (June 23, 2015) FROM RPD:

On Monday June 22, 2015 Reno Police, Reno Fire and REMSA Medics responded to the 1400 block of Princess Avenue on the report of a SUV that had crashed into a residence that was occupied at the time by a mother, her two year old son, 4 year old daughter and teenage niece.

As a result of the crash, the 2 and 4 year old children were pronounced deceased on scene.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 66 year old Reno resident Berg, Sheldon (DOB 04/09/49) was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries and released.

Alcohol or drugs still do not initially appear to be a factor in this crash, but investigators are looking into the possibility the driver experienced a medical event.

It has been discovered through the course of the ongoing investigation that the driver was involved in an accident in Reno in 2013 after he suffered an unknown medical episode.

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At about noon today an SUV driven by a 66-year-old male was traveling westbound on Brentwood Drive when he failed to stop at the intersection of Princess Avenue.

The SUV continued through the intersection and struck a residence. The residence was occupied at the time by a mother and her two-year-old son, four-year-old daughter and teenage niece.

It has been confirmed that the two- and four-year-old died as a result of the crash.

According to the Reno Police Department, the driver of the SUV is cooperating and was transported to a  hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol or drugs do not initially appear to be a factor in this crash.

The investigation is on-going and RPD is asking that anyone with information about this accident to contact the Reno Police Department Traffic Division at (775) 334-2141.

SOURCE: RPD.

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