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Two arrests in fatal bicycle crash south of Reno in June

September 17, 2021 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The driver and a passenger in a car that struck and killed a bicyclist on U.S. Highway 395-A south of Reno in June have been arrested after investigators say the female passenger lied to state troopers about who was driving at the time of the crash.

Boryana Staubel, 38, of Washoe Valley, was declared dead at the scene on June 19. She was married to Tesla co-founder Jeffrey Brian Straubel, and ran a family foundation promoting environmental sustainability.

After a 2.5-month investigation, Guadalupe Garcia-Davalos, 32, was charged Wednesday with eight counts, including reckless driving, driving without a license, obstructing an officer and conspiracy.

Irma Arellano-Arroyo, 37, was charged with failure to report and conspiracy.

Both remained at the scene after the 2015 Ford Edge crossed over to the wrong side of the highway and struck the oncoming Straubel, the Nevada Department of Public Safety said.

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Investigators say Arellano-Arroyo lied to state troopers at the scene when she said she was driving. Garcia-Davalos said he was sleeping in the front passenger seat.

Garcia-Davalos remained jailed Friday at the Washoe County Jail where his bail was set at $250,000 bail. Public records don’t indicate whether they have lawyers or will be appointed one at a pending court appearances.