For Immediate Release
PR #:1800091
Date Issued:Aug 28, 2018 - 12:13pm

Update: Sheriff's Office continues investigation of fatal accident that occurred Monday, August 27th involving a Motorcyclist and Washoe County School Bus

CASE #:WC18-4199
WHERE:La Posada
CONTACT:Brooke Howard Division Manager-Community Engagement Office 775-785-6205

Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle accident yesterday morning at approximately 8:26am. The accident occurred on La Posada near the Pyramid Hwy intersection and involved a motorcyclist and a Washoe County School District Bus. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Today the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 68 year old male as Robert Martin, a resident of Sparks. His family has been notified.

This is an ongoing investigation, if you have any information, please contact Washoe County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division at (775) 328-3350 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.



The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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