RENO, Nev. 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.
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 Kevin Ness.
NHP is encouraging witnesses or anyone with additional information about this event to contact Trooper Doug Farris at (775) 689-4614 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding case number NHP-140702711.
All of us in the motorcycle industry send our condolences to the Ness family. Ride In Peace Kevin Ness.