Male dancer cited after colliding with semi trailer

| 10/22/2002

Two male dancers calling themselves the American Men were able to walk away from their vehicle after rear-ending a semi Friday afternoon on a Nevada highway.

Alfred Roselo Rocha fell asleep at the wheel, crashing into the back of the truck driving in front of him on I-80 outside Battle Mountain, the Elko Daily Free Press reported. Rocha, of Oakley, CA, and his passenger, Gary Walters, of Antioch, CA, were not injured.

The American Men were traveling in a Dodge Durango en route from the Bay Area to Wendover, NV, allegedly for a dancing gig. Fellow dancers were following in another vehicle.

Trucker Bill Rester, of Rapid City, SD, was driving from California to Denver when the dancers slammed into him from behind. "I was just driving down the road ... Then, bam! I thought I'd lost a coil, but then I saw the glass go flying," he told the newspaper.

The Durango was totaled. Rocha reportedly was issued a $90 ticket for following too closely.