Geiger Grade Motorcycle Crash Victims ID'd

By: Trevor Smith Email
By: Trevor Smith Email
The victims of Saturday

Geiger Grade Motorcycle Accident/photo courtesy KOLO's Chris Buckley

RENO, NV - The victims of Saturday's deadly motorcycle crash on Geiger Grade have been identified.

They are 68-year-old James Woods of Silver Springs and 60-year-old Robert Sanders of Reno.

The investigation indicates a 2001 orange Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Woods along with passenger, 64-year-old Linda J Esterling-Wood was riding in tandem with a 2004 Black Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Sanders and passenger, 47-year-old Lisa M. Cissna.

Woods’ motorcycle collided with a 2001 Black Honda motorcycle driven by 43-year-old Jacob W. Jensen of Sparks ejecting all three riders from the bikes.

After the initial collision between Jensen and Woods; Sanders’ motorcycle traveled over Jensens’ motorcycle which was on the ground causing both Sanders and Cissna to be ejected off their motorcycle.

Due to injuries suffered from the accident Mr. Wood and Mr. Sanders both died at the scene.

Mr. Jensen was taken by Care Flight to Renown Medical Center with severe injuries.

Mrs. Wood was transported by REMSA to Renown also with severe injuries. Ms. Cissna was also transported by REMSA to Renown and was released on Saturday.

RENO, NV - Geiger Grade is open again following a deadly motorcycle accident Saturday morning.

Two motorcyclists died and three more were injured in a three-motorcycle crash that happened around 9:15 a.m. about two miles from Reno toward Virginia City.

Trooper Dave Gibson told KOLO 8 News Now that two of the motorcycles were traveling to Virginia City and another was headed down the hill to Reno.

The two motorcycles headed to Virginia City were carrying a passenger and the operator of those bikes died at the scene.

The passengers and the operator of the motorcycle headed to Reno were all taken to area hospitals.

No other details have been made available.

RENO, NV - KOLO 8 News Now has learned that a crash on Geiger Grade (state route 341) involving multiple motorcycles has resulted in two deaths.

NHP Trooper Dave Gibson says that Geiger Grade will be shut down at Rim Rock Drive To Cartwright Road.

According to NHP, the accident happened about two miles from Reno toward Virginia City.


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