Corrections officer ID’d as victim of fatal crash |

Corrections officer ID’d as victim of fatal crash

Shannon Litz/Nevada Appeal A memorial for Vincent Wayne Gilpatrick is seen on Carson River Road on Wednesday.

A motorcyclist killed Tuesday on Carson River Road, when struck by a Jeep Cherokee driven by a juvenile, has been identified as Vincent Wayne Gilpatrick, 33, a laid-off corrections officer.Gilpatrick was headed north on the road when he was struck and killed by the southbound Cherokee, which was making a left turn onto Camballeria Drive, Sheriff Ken Furlong said. The juvenile, transported to the hospital, had no physical injuries.The accident at 4:50 p.m., at the intersection of Carson River Road and Camballeria Drive, closed Carson River Road at East Fifth Street and Buzzy’s Ranch Road for a period of time.Drugs or alcohol aren’t suspected, although the accident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office, Furlong said, adding that investigators’ findings will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office later this month.