California motorcyclist killed in Arizona crash
A 65-year-old California man who had come to Nevada for the Laughlin River Run died when he crashed his motorcycle Friday afternoon about 30 miles north of Kingman.
About 4:21 p.m., Danny Gene Cypert of Edwards, Calif., was northbound on Route 66 in Arizona when his motorcycle left the highway and crashed, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. Cypert was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.
As of Monday night, investigators had not yet determined why Cypert’s motorcycle went off the highway.
LV authorities identify man killed in wreck
A man killed in a drunken-driving crash Saturday evening was identified as Rafael Ramos, 33.
Ramos was killed after the car he was riding in slid into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle about 5:35 p.m. on Sahara Avenue near Walnut Road, Las Vegas police said.
The driver of the 1995 Honda Civic, Jose Palacio, 37, suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was arrested and booked into jail on a felony drunken-driving charge, police said.
Debra Mason, 42, the driver of the 1999 Dodge Durango, was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.
HAIL OF GUNFIRE
Slain club bouncer identified as LV man
A bouncer shot to death Saturday morning outside a Las Vegas nightclub was identified as Eric Sean Snyder.
The 39-year-old Las Vegas man was killed about 4:15 a.m. in a hail of gunfire in the parking lot of Club 702 at 1700 E. Flamingo Road, near Maryland Parkway.
Witnesses said that the bouncer had escorted a man out of the club earlier in the night and that the man returned a short time later and shot the bouncer, Las Vegas police said.
The shooter fled in a dark blue compact vehicle. Investigators also are interested in a white sport-utility vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Suburban, that was seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting can leave anonymous tips with Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or call homicide detectives at 828-3521.
Authorities identify victim of NLV crash
A motorcyclist who died after a Friday crash in North Las Vegas was identified as James Anthony Razzo.
The 50-year-old died Sunday at University Medical Center, two days after the crash at the intersection of Craig Road and Commerce Road.
Razzo was headed north on Commerce on a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle about 5 p.m. when a 1991 Toyota Camry driven by a 20-year-old woman turned left in front of him. Razzo could not avoid the car and crashed into it, police said.
The woman, whose name was withheld by police, was released pending an investigation.
ARIZONA OFF-ROADING TRIP
Woman seeking help dies in triple-digit heat
An off-roading trip ended tragically Friday in Mohave Valley, Ariz.
A Mohave Valley woman died while trying to help her injured riding companion in the desert on the Fort Mohave Indian Reservation.
Mohave County sheriff’s office spokeswoman Trish Carter said 75-year-old William Rowlett of Mohave Valley was hurt when he wrecked his all-terrain vehicle. Rowlett’s 51-year-old riding partner rode off seeking help and got her ATV stuck, Carter said.
The woman, whose name was withheld by authorities, collapsed and died in the triple-digit heat, Carter said.
Rowlett was treated and released from a hospital in Needles, Calif.
CROSSING FLAMINGO ROAD
Pedestrian hit, killed by truck was LV man
A pedestrian who was hit by a truck and killed near the Strip on Saturday morning was identified as Kurt Schaffer, 66.
The Las Vegas man was crossing Flamingo Road near Paradise Road when he was struck about 5 a.m. by a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Carlos Nevarez, 43, of Las Vegas, Las Vegas police said.
Schaffer died a short time later at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
He was not in a crosswalk when he was hit, and police said Nevarez probably would not face any charges.
Beltway crash victim was Henderson man
The motorcyclist who died Thursday in a crash on the southeastern stretch of the Las Vegas Beltway was Steven Robert Stott, the Clark County coroner’s office said.
The 43-year-old Henderson man was headed west about 6:45 a.m. when he hit his brakes to avoid traffic and lost control of his 1999 Harley-Davidson motorcycle near Valle Verde Drive, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
He was thrown from the bike and hit by a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon.