Fernley man dies from Friday wreck

RENO - A 19-year-old Fernley man succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident last week.

Darryl R. Dexter and passenger, Michael Stimson, 14, were riding a 1992 Honda motorcycle east on Highway 50 Alternate on Friday when a 1991 Plymouth van driven by Allison Wong, 49, of Fernley attempted a left turn from Emigrant Way and crossed into the motorcycle's path, according to Trooper Chuck Allen of the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Dexter and Stimson were thrown from the motorcycle. Dexter was taken by helicopter to Washoe Medical Center where he was declared brain-dead on Saturday, Allen said.

His organs were harvested Monday.

Stimson and Wong were transported to Washoe Medical Center by ambulance with "non life-threatening injuries." Stimson was reported in good condition Tuesday, Allen said.

Wong was cited for failure to yield.

"As a safety reminder, all motorists must constantly be aware of smaller vehicles, including motorcycles, on our roadways," Allen said.

n Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.


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