Name released of motorcyclist killed in crash on I-80 in Reno

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol has released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a crash on I-80 just west of the Spaghetti Bowl in Reno.

Troopers say the preliminary investigation indicates about 1PM Friday, February 2, 2018, the driver of a Pontiac Firebird had just gotten off the southbound I-580 ramp at the same time a Yamaha motorcycle was being ridden westbound in the second lane from the far left. The driver of the Pontiac tried to make a lane change and lost control, coming to a stop in the left two lanes on 80, in the path of the motorcycle. The biker hit the left side of the Pontiac, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rider has been identified as 36-year-old Brenden Michael Richter of Sparks. The driver of the Pontiac was treated and released, and is recovering at home.

The crash is still being investigated. If you were a witness, or have any information about it, you are asked to contact Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.) at 775-687-9617 or dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us regarding case #180200163.


Photos courtesy KOLO's Sayeh Ahmari
Photos courtesy KOLO's Sayeh Ahmari
Photo courtesy NHP
Photo courtesy NHP