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Motorcyclist dies in east Las Vegas crash

Las Vegas police are investigating a crash in the east valley that left a motorcyclist dead Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called at about 4:30 p.m. to the scene at Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard, said Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jeff Goodwin.

A car and a motorcycle collided, and the motorcyclist was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he died, Goodwin said.

The collision is being investigated as a crash of a motorcycle because of the size of its engine, but it may have been a motorized scooter, Goodwin said.

Further details about the crash were not immediately available.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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