Motorcyclist Dies, But Not Because of a Crash

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

A motorcyclist dies while heading through an intersection in Reno but not because of a fatal crash.

According to the Reno Police Department a motorcyclist was seen heading through the intersection of S. Virginia and S. McCarran around 2:20 p.m., Thu., when witnesses observed the rider slump over and fall off the bike.

The passenger-less motorcycle continued through the intersection and hit a vehicle stopped at a tight turn lane.

The rider was transported to Renown where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, police believe the rider may have died from a medical condition. The investigation is ongoing and is pending autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

The identity of the motorcyclist is pending notification to the next of kin.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Reno Police Department Traffic Division Unit at 334-3844 or remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 322-4900.

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