Gardnerville, NV…On Sunday February 24, 2013 at approximately 3:45 p.m. the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to 980 Cavelti Road in the Spring Valley area south of Gardnerville, on the report of a vehicle accident involving the injury of 4 year old boy.
The injured child was transported to the Carson Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Preliminary investigation found that the young boy and his father were in the U-Haul truck positioning it in the driveway of the listed residence. The father reports he placed the vehicle in park, left the engine running, and got out of the cab to check the clearance area around the vehicle. The driver door of the truck was left open and the boy remained in the cab of the truck. At some point the vehicle went into motion and rolled down the rough embankment of the driveway. The boy was ejected from the cab and run over by the vehicle.
The deceased has been identified as Mason Geist, age 4 of Gardnerville.
The investigation into this incident continues and no further information can be released at this time.
By; Paul Howell, Undersheriff
February 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.