A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against two Reno firefighters, with one of them also facing a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge, after they allegedly ran a red light and killed a woman in 2019.
Firefighter Rosa Myers was driving a fire ladder truck when she made an illegal left turn and ran over 63-year-old Charlene McMaster, who was walking at a crosswalk, according to the lawsuit.
In addition to the criminal charge against Myers, McMaster’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Firefighter Collin Cavanagh, the Reno Fire Department and the City of Reno.
What happened one year ago?
The lawsuit’s complaint details what’s alleged to have occurred the day of the crash.
On Oct. 19, 2019 at approximately 6:55 a.m., firefighters Myers and Cavanagh were at the fire station located on the corner of East 4th Street and Valley Road.