Street Vibrations felt across Northern Nevada

A California man remained in the Storey County Jail on Tuesday after two people were injured when he allegedly lost control of his motorcycle while trying to pop a wheelie on C Street in Virginia City during the Thunder on the Mountain Parade.

Undersheriff Chris Parsons said Christopher Jachalke, 33, of Manteca, Calif., was arrested on suspicion of felony reckless driving following the 12:30 p.m. Saturday mishap.

"The subject attempted to execute a wheelie by lifting the front wheel of his motorcycle, and he lost control. It spun into a crowd of people and two bystanders were struck," said Parsons.

A woman, whose name was not available, suffered a "major ankle injury" with significant blood loss, and a man sustained unspecified injuries, said Parsons. Both were taken from the scene by ambulance to the trauma center in Reno.

Virginia City's Thunder on the Mountain parade coincides with the Reno's Street Vibrations motorcycle festival.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported there were 18 accidents on state highways in Northern Nevada during the weekend involving motorcycles, including a fatal accident on Spooner Summit.

Donna Levy, 51, of Vacaville, Calif., died Friday night, about eight hours after she was thrown from a motorcycle one mile east of Spooner Summit, after driver Val Dewayne Quinn lost control and struck an embankment.

Quinn remains in serious condition at a Reno hospital.

On Saturday shortly after

7 p.m., Lyle C. Ducheneaux, 54 of Hilmar, Calif., lost control of his motorcycle on State Route 341 near Lousetown Road in Storey County. He sustained minor injuries.

Trooper Chuck Allen said Ducheneaux failed field sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Three people also were injured on Sunday just after

1 p.m. when the driver of a sedan pulled out from Glenbrook Road into the path of a westbound Harley-Davidson on Highway 50 West.

The motorcycle hit the left side of the sedan, throwing the rider and his passenger. Both sustained serious injuries and the driver of the sedan had to be cut from the wreckage, according Allen. The names of those involved were not available.

Reno police say they made 72 arrests during Street Vibrations. Most of the arrests were alcohol related, including 23 for public intoxication.

Reno police say they also issued 77 traffic citations and responded to six reports of stolen motorcycles.

• The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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