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Motorcycle rider killed in southeast Las Vegas crash

A Las Vegas man riding a motorcycle died after a crash in southeast Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 3:40 p.m. on South Pecos Road, south of East Tropicana Avenue. The 53-year-old man was riding a 1999 Honda ST1100 motorcycle south on Pecos while a 2007 Mercury Milan changed lanes to make a U-turn and drove into the path of the motorcycle, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The rider was ejected and the motorcycle struck the Mercury. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and later died, police said.

The driver of the Mercury remained on the scene.

All roads reopened around 7:55 p.m., according to the Regional Transportation Commission.

No further information was available.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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