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Bicyclist killed after being struck by off-road vehicle identified

The bicyclist killed when he was struck by an off-road vehicle early Sunday near the M Resort has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Karl Frederick Vanderwyk, a 58-year-old Las Vegas resident, was killed when he was struck by a Polaris RZR off-road vehicle about 1:30 a.m., on St. Rose Parkway near Interstate 15, Nevada Highway Patrol said.

Vanderwyk was pronounced dead at the scene, NHP trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said. The driver of the off-road vehicle, identified as Mark Obermeyer, a 28-year-old Las Vegas resident, was taken to University Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, Stuenkel said.

Obermeyer was later booked into the Clark County Detention Center and currently faces charges of DUI resulting in death, failure to yield or exercise due care to a bicycle rider, driving with a suspended driver’s license, and operating an unregistered vehicle, NHP said in a news release.

Vanderwyk’s death marks the eighth fatal crash in NHP’s Southern Command in 2016, the release said.

Contact Christian Bertolaccini at cbertolaccini@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @bertolaccinic

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