66-Year-Old Rider Killed in Motorcycle Accident on State Route 338

WELLINGTON, NV (May 12, 2022) – Saturday afternoon, Robert Purvis died in a motorcycle crash on State Route 338.

The accident happened near Wellington in Lyon County at approximately 2:47 p.m., according to initial reports.

Investigators revealed that the driver of a red 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was heading northbound on State Route 338. There, the victim failed to navigate a left curve and went off the right side of the roadway.

The motorcycle struck a speed limit sign before overturning and throwing the rider from the bike. Due to the impact of the crash, 66-year-old Purvis was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.

Furthermore, both directions of the roadway were temporarily closed down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties. At this time, authorities are still conducting an active investigation into the crash.


The team at Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Robert Purvis. May you find comfort and strength during this devastating time.


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