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Fatal motorcycle crash on US-6 at MM 298

Friday May 17, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7082 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 05-17-2019 02:55)

Section: 9 // District: A

Date: 05-16-2019

Time: 22:45

Location: US-6

Mile Post: 298

Travel Direction: South/East

Inv. Agency: UHP

Inv. Officer: Boe Minchey

Initial Description:

On Thursday night (16 May 2019), at approximately 2245 hours, an eastbound motorcycle with a lone rider crossed the centerline on US6 near milepost 298. There was a westbound Tractor Trailer near the same location. The motorcycle crossed center and impacted in a head-on style with the semi. The rider of the motorcycle died on the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and windy weather are all possible factors in the crash. The collision and a subsequent fire (destroying the semi and its cargo) caused a complete closure of travel on US-6 (both eastbound and westbound directions) for approximately four hours.

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Nick Street
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety
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