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Motorcyclist in fatal Sun Valley accident Identified

By ThisIsReno


Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that all next of kin notifications have been made regarding the fatal accident that occurred yesterday at approximately 7:56 p.m.

The deceased motorcyclist was Michael Salsby, a 21-year-old Sparks resident.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team. Preliminary information indicates that excessive speed was a factor.

MAIT urges anyone with information that can aid in this investigation to contact its office at (775) 328-3350 or remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at 322-4900.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 24th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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