ELKO — A man allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol cost a woman her life.
On Wednesday, Jason Frazier, 38, and Kelli Diane Cantrell, 46, both of Elko, drove north of Winecup Ranch, between Wells and Jackpot, according to Undersheriff Clair Morris.
The couple reportedly lived together and both worked for Barrick Goldstrike. Morris said they were out scouting for elk, since they had tags to hunt both elk and deer starting October 10.
Morris said there was evidence of alcohol in the vehicle, as well as signs of an argument or struggle at the scene.
Investigators aren’t sure how it happened yet, according to Morris, but at some point Cantrell got out of the pick-up truck and the vehicle ran her over, killing her.
Morris said Frazier got Cantrell back into the vehicle and drove to Winecup Ranch, where he called 911.
Cantrell was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m., after emergency responders arrived.
Frazier was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death. His bail was listed at $100,000.
Cantrell’s next of kin have been notified, Morris said. Cantrell and Frazier have two children each and they are in the custody of the couple’s former spouses.
Investigators were at the scene all day Thursday. Morris said that they won’t have the full story for a couple of days.
The truck has been reportedly seized for evidence and investigators have a warrant to search the vehicle. Employees from Washoe County Crime Lab will process the vehicle.
Morris said this is an ongoing investigation and charges may be altered or added with the district attorney’s office.