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Motorcyclist killed on I-80 identified

Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 8:47 AM PDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 2:24 PM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE JUN. 8 The Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the Reno Man who died after losing control of his motorcycle, falling from the Sparks Boulevard overpass on to Interstate 80.

Coroner Dr. Laura Knight identified the rider as Jerry Verceles, 63, of Reno.

Sparks Police believe Verceles was exiting I-80 east bound at Sparks Boulevard. Detectives say he attempted to make a left turn onto Sparks Boulevard, but struck a jersey wall. The rider and the motorcycle both went airborne and fell on to Interstate 80 in the east-bound lanes.

No other cars were hit in the crash.

Police are looking for any witnesses who may be able to help with the investigation. If you know anything, please call Sparks Police at (775) 353-2231.

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