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Motorcycle crash on Geiger Grade kills two

RENO — Two people were killed Saturday morning after a crash involving three motorcycles, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

Three others were injured during the crash on Geiger Grade — State Route 341.

The crash occurred about 9 a.m.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says a preliminary investigation shows one motorcycle was heading down Geiger Grade from Virginia City to Reno and the other two were going the opposite direction when the wreck occurred Saturday morning.

Troopers say one motorcycle crossed the center line to trigger the accident.

The drivers of the two motorcycles heading from Reno to Virginia City died at the scene and their female passengers were taken to the hospital as was the driver of the other motorcycle. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Troopers say all five were wearing helmets.

Their names were not immediately released.