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NHP Identifies 2 People Killed in 3-Motorcycle Accident on Geiger Grade

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Nevada Highway Patrol troopers have identified the two people killed in a 3-motorcycle accident Saturday morning on Geiger Grade.

The accident happened after 9am on SR341 at Washoe mile marker 4 approximately 2.5 miles south of the US395 and SR341 junction in south Reno.

Troopers say a preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2001 orange Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 68-year-old James L. Wood of Silver Springs along with passenger 64-year-old Linda J Esterling-Wood also of Silver Springs was riding in tandem with a 2004 Black Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 60-year-old Robert E. Sanders of Reno along with passenger 47-year-old Lisa M. Cissna also of Reno was traveling southbound when Woods’ motorcycle collided with a 2001 Black Honda motorcycle driven by 43-year-old Jacob W. Jensen of Sparks ejecting all 3 riders from the bikes.

After the initial collision between Jensen and Wood, Sanders’ motorcycle traveled over Jensens’ motorcycle which was on the ground causing both Sanders and Cissna to be thrown off their motorcycle.

Wood and Sanders both died at the scene. Jensen was taken by Care Flight to Renown Regional Medical Center with severe injuries. Wood’s wife was transported by REMSA to Renown also with severe injuries. Cissna was also transported by REMSA to Renown but was released later that afternoon.

Troopers say although the accident remains under investigation, alcohol does not seem to be a factor.

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating this tragic event. Witnesses or anyone with more information are encouraged to reach out to him at (775) 689-4623 or dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-140600563.
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