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ATV crash kills LV man, 60, at Logandale trail

A Las Vegas man was killed Monday when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle near Logandale, Las Vegas police said.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man as James Richard Cap, 60, of Las Vegas.

Authorities found Cap at about 3:15 p.m. on a desert stretch of Logandale Trail System, an off-road vehicle attraction about 60 miles north of Las Vegas.

Crash investigators think the man lost control of the ATV and was ejected. Cap was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department.

FOUR DROWNED IN CANAL

Man charged with driving illegal migrants

The suspected driver of a van carrying illegal immigrants — some of whom drowned after jumping into an irrigation canal — is being charged in federal court.

Juan Moreno Gonzalez is facing a charge in Phoenix of transporting illegal immigrants within the United States, but could face more charges once the investigation is finished.

A criminal complaint filed Tuesday says Moreno denied driving the van. But authorities say two immigrants identified Moreno as the driver and said he had threatened them if they identified him.

Four immigrants in the van drowned in an irrigation canal while trying to escape police. Fourteen other people, including Moreno, were captured.

Most of the immigrants were from Guatemala. Moreno is a legal permanent resident from Mexico.

‘FOUL PLAY IS SUSPECTED’

Imate who conspired to kill man found dead

A man convicted of conspiring with an ex-stripper to kill her fiance more than a decade ago was found dead in an Alaska prison.

John Carlin, 51, was found dead Monday night at the Spring Creek Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison in Seward where he was serving a 99-year sentence.

“Foul play is suspected,” said Megan Peters, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers. She would not say how Carlin died or provide other details.

Carlin was convicted in April 2007 of conspiring with former dancer Mechele Linehan to kill her fiance, Kent Leppink, in 1996. Prosecutors say Linehan was a manipulative seductress who used one lover to murder another.

It took until 2006 for charges to be filed. By then Linehan was living in Olympia, Wash., and had married a doctor, earned college degrees and given birth to a daughter. Carlin was working for New Jersey’s transportation department.

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