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Cause of Death Released in Motorcycle Accident

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RICHLAND, Wash-The cause of death has been released in the fatal motorcycle accident during a charity ride over the weekend.

59 year-old Ricky Nelson of Richland died Sunday. Witnesses say he failed to turn a corner and rode off the side of Sellards Rd. southwest of Kennewick.

An autopsy was done because the accident could have been caused by a medical condition. The Benton County Coroner says Nelson had a history of blacking out.
The autopsy determined the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, but there is no way to tell if he actually blacked out.