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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man in fatal motorcycle crash in west Las Vegas

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Posted at 8:16 PM, Jun 01, 2021

UPDATE JUNE 2: The Clark County Coroner has identified the rider as 25-year-old Dustin James Masteller from Las Vegas. Masteller's cause of death was blunt force injuries and the incident was ruled an accident.

ORIGINAL STORY
Police are investigating a deadly crash involving a motorcycle and a sedan in west Las Vegas.

According to authorities, a 2012 Harley Davidson traveling eastbound on Sahara Avenue at a "high rate of speed" when it crashed with the side of a 2020 Toyota Corolla making a left turn at an intersection west of Diamondback Drive, between Hualapai Way and Grand Canyon Drive, shortly before 5 p.m.

The 25-year-old rider was thrown from the motorcycle and transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced dead, police say. His identity will be released by the coroner's office.

The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and did not show any signs of impairment, police say.

His death marks the 54th traffic-related death in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for the year 2021.

The crash remains under investigation.

As of around 9:30 p.m. traffic is moving freely in the area. Sahara Avenue between Hualapai Way and Grand Canyon Drive was closed for several hours following the crash.

Video of the area via traffic camera:

Map of the area:

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