RENO " State troopers are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident on Pyramid Highway north of Reno.
The victim has been identified as Russell James Boyle. The patrol says he was headed north on his 2007 Harley Davidson between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday when he apparently drifted off the highway and down a steep embankment near Ironwood Road.
A trooper discovered his body after noticing gravel, skidmarks and a boot along the road about 6:45 a.m. Investigators say evidence at the scene indicates alcohol may have been a factor and that someone may have witnessed the accident.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Nevada Highway Patrol at 775-687-0400.