September 25, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Fatality motorcycle crash under investigation

At 8:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, police were dispatched to a traffic collision at 2512 E. Sunshine.

John C. Erven, 21, was traveling eastbound on Sunshine on his motorcycle at a high rate of speed when Nikolas Racz, 18, was making a left turn into McDonald's in his 4-door passenger car. The motorcycle collided with the car throwing Erven from the motorcycle. Erven was pronounced deceased at the scene. Adreana Dima, 19, was a passenger in the car and was transported to Mercy for non-life threatening injuries. Racz was transported to Mercy by a private vehicle and was treated and later released. Erven's next of kin was notified of his death.

This crash is currently under investigation.

SPD Case #13-47028
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Captain Ben King

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