Teen has life-threatening injuries after motorcycle crash

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A teenager sustained life-threatening injuries and a man was hurt in a motorcycle crash in Reno.

Reno Fire, REMSA, and Reno Police responded to the scene in the area of Highland Avenue and Beech Street around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2019. They found the motorcycle and two people down in the road. No other vehicles were involved.

Police say a 17-year-old girl who was the passenger was taken to a hospital with respiratory and head injuries that are considered life-threatening. The driver of the motorcycle, an 18-year-old man, was also taken to a hospital with minor cuts. He has since been released.

According to the Reno Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team, it appears the motorcyclist was speeding when he hit a patch of ice on the roadway and lost control.

The crash remains under investigation. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Reno Police Department at (775) 334-2115 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. You can remain anonymous.