Myron Dewey's Death: No charges filed against the driver who was responsible -- Investigation ongoing
YOMBA, Nevada -- There have been no charges filed against the driver responsible for the death of Paiute Shoshone journalist Myron Dewey, killed in a head-on collision four months ago. Although the driver of the other vehicle was found at fault, the Nye County Sheriff's Department said the investigation is ongoing.
In the homeland of Wovoka, Myron live-streamed at the Fallon Navy Bombing Range the day before his death. Myron warned of the pending expansion of the bombing range, and the new lithium mining here in Paiute Shoshone homelands.
In the fatal accident, the driver of a larger truck, a 2017 Toyota Tacoma truck, pulled into Myron's lane on Ione Road, an isolated dirt road near Yomba, hitting Myron's smaller SUV head-on.
The head-on crash resulted in Myron's death two hours after impact on September 26, 2021. A family member living nearby, listed as the next of kin, was able to reach the site and be with Myron during his final time.
The driver of the Toyota truck, John David Walsh of Reno, was conscious after the crash and was airlifted to a Reno hospital.
The Nye County Sheriff's Department told Censored News on Thursday that the investigation is ongoing.
Nye County Sheriff's Office Administrative Tech Julie Nicholson told Censored News, "This is currently an active investigation and I can’t release further information until it is completed. Please feel free to check in at a later time."
Censored News asked Nye County Sheriff's Department if any charges have been filed against Walsh. Walsh was found to be at fault by the Nevada Highway Patrol in its accident report.
Censored News also asked Nye County if the blood test was completed on Walsh and what the results were. The response on Thursday was that the investigation is ongoing.
Nye County Sheriff Officer RJ Ramirez wrote in his accident report:
"Looking at the accident scene you could that John was headed northbound when John went left side of the road hitting Myron. Both vehicles came to a complete stop upon impact. Both vehicles sustained substantial damage to the driver's side front ends."
Myron was a well-known drone activist and filmmaker, who documented the militarized brutality and surveillance at Standing Rock during the resistance of Water Protectors to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Myron's photos and videos captured TigerSwan and other security operatives, the excessive militarized force of sheriffs' deputies from across the United States, and the surveillance technology at Standing Rock in 2016 and 2017.
Myron: The Day Before
Myron was widely known as a Water Protector at Standing Rock, who carried out drone surveillance of militarized law enforcement during the defense of the water as construction was underway of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, threatening the water of millions.
The day before the fatal accident, Myron live-streamed from the Navy's Fallon bombing range in his homeland, east of Reno, Nevada, reporting on the dangers of the bombing range to the people and sacred land.
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Top photo: Screenshot by Censored News from Myron's video
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Myron's Video Nov. 20, 2016