A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Interstate 15 near Sahara Avenue early Friday morning, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. when two motorcyclists riding in the same lane collided. One of the riders lost control and hit the other bike, a 2008 black Honda sport motorcycle, ridden by 31-year-old Julius Gerald, of Las Vegas.
Gerald then lost control of his motorcycle, hit a concrete barrier and was thrown from the bike. He was then struck by a truck traveling on the interstate, trooper Loy Hixson said. Gerald was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other motorcyclist fled the scene.
Most lanes on northbound I-15 were closed until about 6 a.m., Hixson said.
Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call the Highway Patrol at 702-432-5110.
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