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Motorcyclist dies in collision with vehicle in Las Vegas

Updated September 17, 2017 - 10:05 pm

A man died Sunday after his motorcycle collided with an SUV in the northeast Las Vegas Valley.

Police responded to the 3:30 p.m. crash at the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Christy Lane, near Nellis Boulevard, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. John Henricksen said.

The motorcyclist, a man believed to be in his late 20s, was pronounced dead at North Vista Hospital, Metro Sgt. Robert Stauffer said. The man will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office once his family has been notified.

The man was riding the 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Lake Mead. When the driver of the SUV attempted to turn left from the westbound lanes of Lake Mead onto Christy Lane, the motorcyclist hit the right side of the vehicle, causing it to spin.

The SUV driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Police did not suspect the driver was impaired. It was unclear if the motorcyclist was impaired, Stauffer said.

The intersection was closed for several hours as Metro investigated.

This is the 91st traffic-related fatality Metro has investigated this year.

Contact Blake Apgar at bapgar@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5298. Follow @blakeapgar on Twitter.

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