Motorcyclist killed in possible road rage incident identified

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Nevada Highway Patrol released the name of the motorcyclist killed in a road rage incident on I-580 near the Reno-Tahoe Airport off-ramp.

It happened Friday, March 6, 2020 around 7 p.m.

NHP said 29-year-old Louis Palsgaard was thrown from the motorcycle. Witnesses said he went over the bridge onto Plumb Lane. Numerous agencies tried to find Palsgaard. He wasn't found until several hours later, and was declared dead.

Investigators said Palsgaard was traveling southbound on I-580 approaching the southbound airport off-ramp and had been involved in a road rage incident. Witnesses say he was speeding and driving recklessly. Palsgaard hit a concrete barrier and was thrown from the motorcycle. Troopers said he hit a bridge abutment, separating the highway and ramp from surface streets.

NHP is looking for additional witnesses to the crash, as well as the road rage victim who they believe was driving a pickup truck.

If you have any information, send an email here and reference NHP Case #200300493.

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