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Motorcycle Rider Dies in Crash

January 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE JOHNSON, (702) 267-2110

A motorcycle rider died Thursday after he ran a red light and struck a car.

A 53-year-old Henderson man was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster motorcycle southbound on Boulder Highway approaching the intersection of Major Avenue Thursday about 7:35 p.m. when he ran a red light and hit a 2013 Dodge Avenger, which was travelling westbound on Major Avenue, crossing Boulder Highway on a green light. The motorcycle rider, who was the sole occupant, was separated from the motorcycle, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet. The man was the registered owner of the motorcycle, and did have a valid motorcycle driver’s license.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the motorcyclist failed to yield at the intersection, and alcohol may be a factor in the accident. The roadway was closed for about three hours while fatal accident investigators conducted their investigation.

The 46-year-old female driver from Las Vegas was uninjured. She voluntarily submitted to blood testing, but did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The car’s passenger was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - Siena Campus with non-life threatening injuries.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name after he has been positively identified and his family has been notified.

The man’s death was the first traffic-related fatality in Henderson this year.

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