Coroner identifies dirt biker who died in Saturday crash

The Clark County coroner on Monday identified the dirt bike rider who died in a crash Saturday afternoon in the southwest valley.

Edward Powell, 39, of Las Vegas rode his motorbike over a hill in the southwest valley and fell from a steep drop-off on the other side, police said.

Las Vegas police received a call at 12:30 p.m. Saturday about a dirt bike crash in a desert area a mile west of the intersection of Fort Apache and Warm Springs roads, Lt. Jeff Goodwin said.

Other riders called in the crash, and the Metropolitan Police Department arrived on scene within nine minutes, Goodwin said. Powell was flown by helicopter at about 1 p.m., to University Medical Center’s trauma unit, where he was pronounced dead, Goodwin said.

Contact Raven Jackson at or 702-383-0381. Follow @ravenmjackson on Twitter.

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