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April 7, 2014
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Fallon man killed in motorcycle accident

A Fallon man died Sunday shortly after noon when he failed to negotiate a turn on State Route 341 north of Virginia City.

The Nevada Highway Patrol identified the driver as 67-year-old James Edward “Shag” Cooper.

The NHP said Cooper’s bronze colored 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a guardrail on the west shoulder, and Cooper was ejected from the motorcycle where he received critical injuries.

The NHP said Cooper was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center by Care Flight where he later died from his injuries.

Trooper Doug Hildebrand of the Nevada Highway Patrol Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating this accident. Witnesses or anyone with additional information are encouraged to contact him at (775) 689-4623 or dhildebrand@dps.state.nv.us regarding case number NHP-140400486.


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The Nevada Appeal Updated Apr 8, 2014 05:18PM Published Apr 7, 2014 02:19PM Copyright 2014 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.