John David Schulze dies in fatal Gardnerville Ranchos Sherrif chase car crash – Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Gardnerville Ranchos car crash death of John David Schulze – Obituary

43-year-old John David Schulze has died in a fatal Gardnerville Ranchos car crash that occurred on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. It happened at about 4:45 p.m. as 31-year-old Blake Edward Thacker was being pursued by officers.

According to official reports, Blake drove a Jeep at very high speed on Tilman Lane where he almost struck the officer’s cruiser. The police recognized the vehicle as one that was wanted and initiated a chase.

At one point, the Jeep made a sharp turn and rolled over but landed on its wheels and Blake continued driving away. The Jeep reached the intersection of Tilam Drive and Patricia’s Drive where it struck a woman’s vehicle and rolled.

John was thrown out of the Jeep during the accident and he was pronounced dead at the scene. John sustained injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The woman that was driving the other vehicle sustained unspecified injuries and was hospitalzed.

Blake has been placed under arrest, facing multiple felony charges.