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Motorcyclist dies in northwest valley crash

A 21-year-old motorcyclist died in the northwest valley Friday afternoon after a pickup driver suspected of driving under the influence pulled out in front of him, causing the fatal crash, police said.

The motorcyclist was on Elkhorn Road, heading west toward Buffalo Drive, as Erik Provencal headed in the opposite direction, driving his 2016 Ram 1500 pickup. Police said Provencal then turned left into oncoming traffic toward Red Cinder Street, cutting off the motorcyclist.

With nowhere to go, the man on the motorcycle rammed into the passenger side of the pickup. Emergency crews responded to the scene at 3:38 p.m., where he died.

Provencal, 49, stayed at the scene but was suspected of driving under the influence and was taken to the Clark County Detention Center for testing.

As of Friday night, Provencal was being held without bail, after being arrested for a DUI above the legal limit resulting in death.

The coroner will name the motorcyclist once his family has been notified.

Reporter Rachel Crosby contributed to this story.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites.

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