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Troopers say Racing to Blame for I-580 North Accident

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Nevada Highway Patrol troopers say racing is blamed for an accident that shut down a few lanes on Interstate 580 Thursday.

Troopers say around 12:15pm a motorcycle and car were racing north on Interstate 580 near the Grand Sierra Resort when both vehicles collided and crashed.

Troopers say the Suzuki sport bike and a silver BMW sedan had been racing at speeds up to 100 miles per hour when the crash happened. "This is a 65 mile an hour speed limit in a very urban area and even at 65 at times it can be too fast," says Trooper Chuck Allen.

Troopers say the driver of the BMW, 34-year-old Dietrich Dejean of Reno was not hurt, but the motorcycle rider, 28-year-old Justin Stevens of Carson City was hospitalized, but his injuries are non-life threatening.

Troopers are still investigating whether charges will be filed.

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