Thursday evening at about 5:46 p.m. Sparks Police Department Communications began to receive numerous calls about a motorcycle v. vehicle accident. When officers arrived they located the accident at the intersection of Sullivan Ln and Byrd. Sparks Fire Department and Remsa also arrived on scene to conduct life saving measures on the rider of the motorcycle. The rider was identified as Stephen Aufdenkamp, 23 year old Reno resident. Stephen was pronounced deceased at the scene. Sparks Police MAIT (Major Accident Investigation Team) is conducting the investigation. This is an ongoing investigation.
The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with our investigation. The driver’s name for the involved vehicle is not being released. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved; however, speed may be a factor.