Deputies arrest man for DUI resulting in woman’s death

2013-09-26T17:36:00Z Deputies arrest man for DUI resulting in woman’s deathBy ELAINE BASSIER — ebassier@elkodaily.com Elko Daily Free Press

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. 

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  1. badazdago
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    badazdago - October 04, 2013 4:51 am
    I know Jason he is kind a great father and he cherished Kelli and would never putnher in a dangerous situation. JasonI along with the thousands of people I know who are supporting you and stand with you. I cant even act like Iknow what you feel but I know your innocence will prevail. To the officer who arrested my friend , your a coward and a bully. For one second imagine having to watch that someone you love then driving like that. Ill say this publicly and D.A If u prosecute justice has failed
  2. DEBoyd
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    DEBoyd - October 03, 2013 11:21 am
    No one could fake a look of pain and sorrow that deep. Whatever happened those affected deserve our sympathies.
  3. bcc1954
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    bcc1954 - September 29, 2013 2:56 pm
    This is tragic enough without all the rumors :(
  4. Miner
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    Miner - September 28, 2013 12:36 pm
    I know Jason very well,and what has happened is very sad...we work together Jason is a wonderful person...we all really don't know what happened that day and it's not fair that our community is blasting him. Our heart goes out to Kelli's family and to Jason. We feel this was an accident, these 2 we the sweetest couple you would ever see, they were always laughing and having a good time. Don't assume stuff or write it if you were not there. We are all here for you Jason!
  5. OldSchool
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    OldSchool - September 28, 2013 8:15 am
    Such a tragic event. My deepest sympathy goes out to all their families.
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