Wolf Pack Marching Band member taken off life support after motorcycle crash

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Updated: 3/30/2014 2:26 pm
SPARKS, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com)- 

CORRECTION: Sunday, March 30, 2014 2:00 p.m.: 

University of Nevada Band Director, William Plenk clarifies that band member, Andrey Gallegos, was taken off life support and is now fighting for his life.  A tweet from a high ranking University of Nevada official announcing that Gallegos passed away Saturday night was inaccurate. 

20-year-old Andrey Gallegos of Sparks was involved in a motorcycle crash on March 22th in Carson City.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported Gallegos was driving a 2007 Suzuki street bike with a passenger, 21-year-old Audrey Rugamas of South Lake Tahoe. Rugamas died March 26 after being taken off life support.

The accident happened just before 11 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Fairview Drive and Roop Street. They were heading south on Roop Street when they collided with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup heading west on Fairview.

Authorities say both occupants of the motorcycle ejected from the bike. They were flown to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno with critical injuries.

The driver of pickup truck, 60-year-old Donald McKean of Gardnerville, was not injured.

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BR549 - 4/1/2014 1:27 PM
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NVAdvocate - 3/31/2014 11:12 AM
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For God sakes! Put the vent back in! He's not dead!!!! If he was brain dead within the real definition he would not be able to breathe on his own! He's going to be OK! OMG please someone tell his family. Give him the benefit of the vent until he's a little stronger. He is not brain dead! they do this to people all the time when they think they might be able to get organs. PUT HIM BACK ON THE VENT and make sure he is getting food and hydration. He will recover. He is likely to have some kind of disability, but he is still alive.

Kramer - 3/30/2014 3:14 PM
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"were" ejected

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