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Motorcyclist dies in 4-vehicle crash in southeast Las Vegas

Updated March 22, 2017 - 12:58 am

A 36-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a four-vehicle crash Tuesday evening.

The crash between a motorcycle, two cars and a tow truck happened just after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Eucalyptus Avenue and East Flamingo Road, near South Eastern Avenue.

The 36-year-old man was riding a 2011 Honda motorcycle east on Flamingo “at a high rate of speed” in a bus lane, a Metropolitan Police Department release said. The motorcycle hit a 2014 Honda CR-V as it was exiting a private roadway at 2675 E. Flamingo Road. Metro said the impact carried both vehicles into the center median. The motorcycle then flipped over the median and hit a 2007 Dodge Avenger heading west on Flamingo. Debris from the second crash hit a tow truck also heading west on Flamingo.

The motorcycle rider and the CR-V’s 62-year-old woman driver were transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, the release said. The rider died at the hospital.

Metro initially said the CR-V driver had critical injuries, but the Metro release later described her injuries as “moderate.”

Neither the Avenger or tow truck drivers were injured.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the deceased once family have been notified.

Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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