For Immediate Release
PR #:1800113
Date Issued:Nov 02, 2018 - 9:18am

Sheriff's Office Major Accident Investigation Team completes investigation of fatal accident involving a motorcyclist and a school bus

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team has determined not to file charges following an extensive investigation of a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist and a Washoe County School District bus.

The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018. The motorcycle was traveling westbound on La Posada Drive just west of the Rockwell Boulevard roundabout when it struck a school bus that was making a left turn from a business driveway to the eastbound lane of La Posada Drive. Medical personnel pronounced the motorcyclist deceased at the scene.    

The Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team conducted a month-long investigation which included a re-enactment of the accident along with witness interviews and accident scene diagrams.

The investigation concluded that, based on conditions, neither driver was able to see the other in time to take evasive action. Based on that conclusion, investigators are requesting that no charges be filed.

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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