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June 9, 2012
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Motorcyclist killed after being runover on Highway 50

A motorcyclist who lost control of his vehicle was then run over by another vehicle in a fatal accident on Thursday night.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a fatal traffic accident occurred on Highway 50 between Silver Springs and Fallon near mile marker 33.

Preliminary investigation of the accident revealed that a 40-year-old Fallon man was riding his 2006 Black in color Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Highway 50. The motorcycle left the south paved portion of the roadway and the motorcycle struck the south guardrail face. The motorcycle continued eastbound, overturned and ejected the driver. The driver of the motorcycle came to rest in the westbound travel lane of Highway 50. The motorcycle continued northeast and struck the north guardrail face and continued eastbound coming to rest against the north guardrail approximately 1/2 mile east of the driver. Shortly thereafter, an unidentified vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 50, ran over the driver of the motorcycle. The Lyon County Deputy Coroner pronounced the driver as being deceased at the scene.

There is no evidence of alcohol involvement in this accident.

The name of the driver of the motorcycle has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

If anyone has any knowledge of this accident, they are encouraged to call Trooper Kris Satterwhite of the Major Accident Investigation Team in Reno at (775) 688-2500.

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 9, 2012 02:06PM Published Jun 9, 2012 01:59PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.