RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) --
The motorcyclist who was critically injured in a
multi-vehicle crash on July 30 has died.
According to NHP Trooper Chuck Allen, 59-year-old
Kevin J. Ness, brother of Arlen Ness, was thrown
from his black 2008 Victory Vision motorcycle after
his bike was struck by a vehicle on eastbound
Interstate 80 near the Wells Avenue interchange.
Hundreds are flocking to post condolences on the
Facebook page of Ness, whose family business is best
known in the motorcycle industry for their
customized choppers and hot rods.
Around 12:20 p.m., the driver of a silver-blue 1989
Toyota Camry, driven by 62-year-old Harry D. Preston
of Corning, California, swerved to avoid a collision
with a vehicle ahead that allegedly slowed for
congested traffic. Preston failed to see the white
2007 PT Cruiser in the adjacent lane, driven by
Robert K. Brackett of Ukiah, California, causing the
two vehicles to collide. Brackett’s vehicle traveled
into a nearby lane where it struck the motorcycle
ridden by Ness.
The crash resulted in the closure of several
eastbound freeway lanes while troopers completed
their on-scene portion of the investigation. Once
the comprehensive fatality crash report is
completed, any and all criminal charges will be
recommended to the Washoe County District Attorney’s
Office for review, according to a NHP press release.
NHP is encouraging witnesses or anyone with
additional information about this event to
contact Trooper Doug Farris at
or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number