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Motorcyclist killed near Goodsprings was 62-year-old Jean man

The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified a 62-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a crash Monday near Goodsprings.

He was Steven Robert Boyung of Jean, the Highway Patrol said in an news release on Friday.

The crash happened about 4:05 p.m. at state Route 161 and Goodsprings Bypass Road, the Highway Patrol said. Investigators believe a Mazda sport utility vehicle was traveling eastbound on state Route 161 when the driver attempted to turn left onto the bypass road without yielding to Boyung, who was driving westbound on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The front of the Mazda struck the motorcycle, and Boyung was thrown from the bike, the Highway Patrol said. He died at the scene.

Boyung’s death marked the 55th fatal crash and 64th traffic-related fatality investigated by the Highway Patrol’s Southern Command this year.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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