Las Vegas real estate executive dies in Tahoe biking crash

CARSON CITY -- A mountain biker from Las Vegas has been killed in an accident above Lake Tahoe's northeast shore.

The Nevada Appeal of Carson City reported that 50-year-old Daniel Otter was descending a trail from Marlette Lake with a group of friends Friday when he lost control and cartwheeled over the bicycle.

Sheriff's deputies said Otter was traveling at about 20 mph, and hit the ground with "severe force." He died instantly in the 3:30 p.m. accident.

Trails in the mountains around Marlette Lake are popular with mountain bikers.

Otter, who for three decades worked in the real estate industry, is listed as a member of the board of directors of Keep Memory Alive, an organization that raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

The Las Vegas organization was hosting a fundraiser at Lake Tahoe over the weekend.