Woman dies after truck becomes stuck near Elko
ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies think a woman died of exposure to cold weather after her truck became stuck on a dirt road near Elko and she tried to walk back to town.
Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts says a preliminary investigation shows the woman fell down a ravine as she tried to walk out after her truck became stuck Friday night.
He told the Elko Daily Free Press (http://bit.ly/13Fzdb8 ) that deputies believe she got up and walked a bit more before laying down and dying of exposure.
A group of outdoor enthusiasts found her body Saturday morning.
The Elko-area woman's name wasn't immediately released.
Pitts says deputies continue to investigate the death but believe it's an accident at this time.
Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com