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Motorcyclist killed in east Las Vegas crash ID’d

A motorcyclist killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in east Las Vegas was a 26-year-old man, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Isaak Gilbert Benitez died of multiple blunt force injuries. The coroner’s office ruled his death an accident. Family identified him as Isaac Benitez.

About 3 p.m. Saturday, Benitez was thrown from his motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle pulling out of a private drive near North Hollywood Boulevard and Turtle Hill Road, Las Vegas police have said.

His family set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral and burial arrangements.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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