Motorcyclist who died in crash Tuesday identified

The man who died in a motorcycle accident Tuesday night has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Micheal Lee Shackelford, 41, was riding his Honda motorcycle on Silverado Ranch near Maryland Parkway around 5:30 p.m. at what Las Vegas police said was a high rate of speed according to evidence at the scene.

According to the police report, a Kia Optima was turning left into a grocery store parking lot, and the Honda hit the right side of the car.

The Kia rotated as a result of the impact, and hit another vehicle that was leaving the parking lot, police said.

Shackelford was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Kia sustained minor injuries and the driver of the Saturn was not injured.

This was the 87 fatal traffic collision in Las Vegas police jurisdiction and remains under investigation.

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