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Motorcyclist killed in North Las Vegas crash

Updated February 24, 2019 - 10:27 pm

A 51-year-old motorcyclist died after a crash Sunday night in North Las Vegas, police said.

He crashed with a black, four-door sedan about 7 p.m. on East Lake Mead Boulevard, east of Belmont Street, North Las Vegas police spokesman Eric Leavitt said. He died at University Medical Center, Leavitt said.

The sedan was in a left-turn lane on eastbound Lake Mead while the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was heading west on Lake Mead. The sedan, driven by a 23-year-old woman, turned left into a strip mall and in front of the motorcycle, which caused the crash, Leavitt said.

Evidence and witnesses suggested the sedan was at fault in the crash, but its driver wasn’t suspected of impairment, and the motorcyclist wasn’t traveling at excessive speeds, Leavitt said.

“It’s one of those true accidents, is what it looked like,” Leavitt said.

The sedan driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with police.

There were other vehicles traveling behind the motorcycle and there were other witnesses to the crash at the strip mall, Leavitt said.

The man’s death marked the second fatal crash investigated by North Las Vegas police this year.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release his identity once his family is notified.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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