Fatal Motorcycle Crash on State Route 225 North of Elko

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, at approximately 7:14 p.m. Pacific Time, Troopers with the Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol Division, responded to a crash on State Route 225 (Mountain City Highway) near mile marker 36 in Elko County. This location is approximately 5 miles north of Elko.

Preliminary investigation determined that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on SR225 in a curved section of the highway and failed to negotiate a turn. The motorcycle crossed the center line and traveled off the left side of the roadway. The motorcycle re-entered the roadway in a broadside skid and then overturned.

Unfortunately, the driver was ejected as the motorcycle overturned. Both the driver and motorcycle 

came to rest in the travel lanes. The driver, 30-year-old Matthew Surdahl of Elko, succumbed to injuries 

at the scene and was pronounced deceased. Impairment is suspected.

The crash is being investigated by the Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command East Multi-Disciplinary Investigation and Reconstruction Team (M.I.R.T.). If you were a witness to this incident, or have any information regarding the crash, please contact Trooper Mitch Payne of the NHP Elko Office at (775) 753-1111.