Motorcyclist killed in crash near Overton

A motorcyclist is dead and state Route 169 in Overton was shut down while troopers investigated a crash, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

Rescue crews were called to the scene about 2:30 p.m.

It wasn’t immediately clear how it happened, but the man, who was on a black Harley Davidson, crashed, NHP trooper Chelsea Stuenkel said. No other vehicles were involved.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene and the road remained closed for a couple of hours, Stuenkel said about 4 p.m.

Overton is about 60 miles north of Las Vegas.

State Route 169 runs through Overton, Logandale and Moapa, and the fatality occurred on its southbound lanes about 25 miles east of Interstate 15.

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

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