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Arlen Ness family is mourning the loss of his brother Kevin Ness.
The motorcycling world is saying a prayer for the family of Arlen Ness after the tragic death of his brother on Monday due complications suffered during a multi-vehicle crash on July 30 in Reno, NV.
According to Nevada Highway Patrolman Chuck Allen, a motorcyclist riding a 2008 Victory Vision was thrown from his bike after being struck by a vehicle; the rider was identified as Kevin J. Ness (59).
Arlen is a legend in the motorcycling world and first reached acclaim in the 1970’s with his unique painting style and custom fabricated parts. His son Cory, has worked alongside his father for the past 30 years; and grandson Zach has entered into the family dynasty as well. Arlen’s page on Facebook has been inundated with fans around the world leaving their condolences since word began to spread of Kevin’s untimely passing; condolence messages can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/ArlenNess.
At the time of publication, Arlen had not yet released a statement.
Law enforcement has stated that a little after noon on July 30, driver Harry D. Preston (62) of Corning, CA., swerved to avoid a possible collision with a vehicle ahead that had slowed down for traffic. When Preston swerved into the adjoining lane, he collided with a vehicle that was driven by Robert K. Brackett of Ukiah, CA. It was Brackett’s vehicle that traveled into the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 at the Wells Ave interchange and collided with Ness.
Ness was immediately transported to Renown Regional Medical Center after the collision and he managed to hang on for five days before dying due to his extensive injuries; details on any services are pending.
The resulting crash forced the closure of several lanes of traffic to allow troopers to investigate the scene. With the death of Ness, the case is now a fatality situation and all possible recommended criminal charges will be sent to the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ness Family.
Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®
The NHP is requesting any witnesses to the collision on July 30 to please contact Trooper Doug Farris at the earliest possible convenience. His contact info is: [email protected] / 775-689-4614; reference case number NHP-140702711.