Motorcyclist killed in southeast Reno crash

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RENO, NV (KOLO)-- Reno Police say a motorcycle rider died after a crash in southeast Reno Wednesday afternoon.

The scene of a motorcycle accident on Rio Poco Road. Photo by Michael Cooper/KOLO

Eastbound McCarran Boulevard is back open from Longley Lane to Rio Poco Road; this stretch was closed shortly after the crash which happened around 5:30 p.m.

Detectives say the 72-year-old motorcyclist from Reno was going north on Rio Poco Road with a flashing yellow light and turned in front of a pickup that had a green light, the Reno Police Department said.

The pickup driver remained on scene. Police have confirmed that neither speed nor impairment appear to be factors in this crash.

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