TONOPAH, Nevada -- John Walsh, the driver responsible for killing Paiute journalist Myron Dewey in a head-on collision on an isolated dirt road, entered a plea of guilty for vehicular manslaughter Tuesday afternoon, in the criminal case before Tonopah Justice Court Judge Jennifer Klapper.
John Walsh of Reno was initially charged with both driving under the influence resulting in death, and reckless driving resulting in death. The Nye County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Walsh nine months after Myron was killed.
Walsh’s blood tests showed levels of cannabinoids. However, no charges were filed until Myron's daughter Taylor Dewey persisted in her efforts for charges to be filed. The Nye County Sheriff's report states a blood test was carried out at Renown Hospital in Reno after he was airlifted there after the head-on collision.
Myron, 49, of the Walker River Paiute Nation in Nevada, is a world-renowned journalist, activist, filmmaker and water protector.
The Nevada State Police report, obtained by Censored News, shows that Walsh pulled into Myron's lane on Ione Road, an isolated dirt road near Myron's family's home in Yomba, Nevada, at 11:12 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.
"I am a survivor of a mass genocide across the United States."
Pointing out that genocide is being carried out around the world, he said, "In Nevada, it is still fresh."
At Standing Rock, Myron and the Water Protectors also witnessed an Avenger missile launcher. On Saturday, five years after Standing Rock, in the Nevada desert at the bombing range, Dewey filmed an Avenger.
Speaking on climate change, he said there were not enough pine nuts to feed the people during the ceremony this year.
Myron also speaks in the video of the green-washing and the lithium mining now targeting sacred ancestral land at Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. He speaks of the need to protect and defend the land and water.
"Take a breath," he said, "Take a moment and appreciate what you have."
Read the full article, and view Myron's final video, at Censored News.