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Motorcyclist identified in early-morning fatal crash in Sparks

The scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Vista Blvd. in Sparks.
The scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Vista Blvd. in Sparks.(KOLO / Wade Barnett)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 10:30 AM PDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 2:54 PM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - Sparks Police released the name of the motorcyclist who died in a crash on Vista Boulevard Monday morning.

It was reported just before 9 a.m. on May 16, 2022.

Police said a man headed to work saw the motorcyclist down an embankment. He attempted life-saving measures, but the rider was dead by the time first responders arrived.

The motorcyclist, identified as 47-year-old Jerrett Busby of Sparks, is believed to have crashed earlier in the morning when it was still dark.

Investigators believe Busby missed a curve in the road and hit the curb. He was thrown from the motorcycle which went airborne down a dirt embankment, police said.

One southbound lane of Vista between Peppergrass Drive and Vista Del Rancho was closed for the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sparks Police Dispatch at (775) 353-2231 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 to remain anonymous.

The scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Vista Blvd. in Sparks.
The scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Vista Blvd. in Sparks.(KOLO / Wade Barnett)
The scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Vista Blvd. in Sparks.
The scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Vista Blvd. in Sparks.(KOLO / Wade Barnett)

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