Cyclist killed in Sparks crash was passing on I-80 shoulder

Cyclist killed in Sparks crash was passing on I-80 shoulder

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) – The Nevada Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist killed in a crash on Interstate 80 in Sparks was illegally passing cars on the left shoulder when he clipped the back of one and was ejected from the motorcycle.

The victim was identified Wednesday as 18-year-old Jonathan Navarro of Reno. After he fell from the red Honda street bike he was struck by a pickup pulling a fifth-wheel trailer about 11:30 p.m. Saturday just east of the exit for the Pyramid Highway.

Trooper Duncan Dauber says the driver of a black Subaru that Navarro ran into fled the scene but later turned himself in.

He says 19-year-old Jose Arellano of Truckee, California has been arrested for suspicion of failure to stop at the scene of a crash and failure to render aid.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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