Fatal motorcycle accident on SR341 (Geiger Grade Highway)

Reno, NV…On March 2, 2013 at approximately 1:58pm, NHP troopers responded to an injury crash involving
a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle on SR341, above the lookout (approximately 5 miles south
of the junction with US395 . Preliminary investigation revealed a motorcycle (sport bike) traveling
northbound on SR341 towards Reno passed a silver Subaru Outback traveling in the same direction.
The motorcycle passed the Subaru while in a no passing zone. The motorcycle struck the left side of
the Subaru and the rider was ejected. *The 24 year old male from Carson City was transported to
RENOWN Medical Center by Care Flight where he died as a result of his injuries. **The occupants
in the Subaru, a 28 year old female from Gardnerville, Nv and her two young children (4 year old
child, and a 3 month old infant) were not injured from the collision. The highway was closed for
approximately 30 minutes while the rider was being treated at the scene, and for Care Flight to
land. Traffic was routed around the accident in the southbound travel lane while the accident was
investigated. The highway was completely opened at 6:26pm.

*The motorcycle rider is identified as 24 year old Kyle Banko, of Carson City, NV.

**The driver of the Subaru is identified as 28 year old Jaimie Givens, of Gardnerville, NV. The children
were identified as 4 year old Ivy, and 3 month old Embree.

This crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol’s Major Accident Investigation Team
(M.A.I.T.). If you have any information regarding this accident, please contact Trooper Scott Morron,
#300 at 775-689-4623, or the DPS communication center at 775-687-0400.DSC00800