A 52-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Saturday for driving under the influence, hitting a motorcyclist who later died and attempting to flee the collision scene, Las Vegas police said.
Police did not release the identity of the 53-year-old Las Vegas man who was ejected from his motorcycle and died after being taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
Police arrested Carlos Henriquez after the collision, which happened about 6:22 p.m. on East Tropicana Avenue and South Titanium Avenue. Henriquez was westbound on Tropicana and turning left to head south on Titanium when his Dodge Ram hit the unidentified motorcyclist, who was on a 2004 Harley Davidson.
Police said the motorcyclist was ejected to the southeast corner of the intersection. A second motorcyclist, identified by police as 47-year-old Deborah Carrao, laid down her 2005 Harley-Davidson to avoid crashing into a vehicle.
She was treated at Sunrise for minor injuries.
Police said Henriquez attempted to flee and was stopped by witnesses a block away from the scene.
The crash was the second in one day that involved a motorist who was arrested for DUI after a fatal collision.
About 6:45 a.m. Saturday, 22-year-old Melody McLallen was arrested by Las Vegas police after striking a bicyclist on the Strip. She also attempted to flee the scene. The accident occurred on Las Vegas Boulevard south of Russell Road.
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