Fernley man dies in cycle crash fleeing deputies

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Updated: 8/04/2014 5:41 pm

FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 23-year-old motorcyclist who crashed in Fernley Friday night while trying to flee Churchill County sheriff's deputies.

The patrol identified the victim Monday as Gregory Vasquez of Fernley.

Investigators say a sheriff's deputy began pursuing Vasquez on his black 2004 Honda after he saw him commit a traffic violation. They say he failed to negotiate a right hand turn on New River Parkway, struck a roadside curb and hit a tree around 9 p.m. Friday.

He was transported to Banner Churchill Community Hospital where he later was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact NHP at (775) 689-4614.

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