A motorcyclist died earlier this week after his Harley Davidson was rear-ended on U.S. Highway 95 by a man police suspect of driving under the influence.
A Nevada Highway Patrol official said the accident occurred at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday on southbound U.S. 95 near Las Vegas Boulevard.
Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Honea said a man driving a GMC Suburban rear-ended the male motorcyclist at a high rate of speed and caused him to crash into the back of a sport-utility vehicle. That caused a chain reaction of crashes that involved up to six cars, Honea said. The man on the motorcycle was ejected from his bike and was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities.
His identity was not released.
Honea said the man driving the Suburban fled from the scene and exited the highway. He was eventually arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and hit and run. The driver’s name was not available Wednesday night.
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