Motorcyclist Killed in Sparks Accident ID'd

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

SPARKS, NV - Sparks police say a motorcyclist was killed in a bizarre accident Thursday evening.

Police say the crash happened around 7:15pm on Sparks Boulevard near Disc Drive. 73-year-old Fred Canepa was turning from westbound Disc onto southbound Sparks Boulevard, but made too tight a turn and ended up headed southbound in the northbound lanes. When he realized what he was doing, police say he tried to jump the median, and fell off his bike while doing so. That's when he was hit by an SUV, whose driver didn't see him in the road.

He was pronounced dead on scene.

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