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UPDATE: Coroner identifies motorcyclist, police say, ran red light before fatal crash on Las Vegas Boulevard

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 18:28:12-04

UPDATE APRIL 28: The Clark County Coroner has identified the motorcyclist who was killed as 38-year-old Matthew Steven Dovel. His death was due to multiple blunt force injuries and it was ruled an accident.

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- North Las Vegas Police Department says a motorcyclist is dead after a crash that involved a truck near Lake Mead and Las Vegas boulevards.

Police say the crash happened about 7:30 p.m. and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene.

NLVPD says the preliminary investigation indicates a motorcycle was traveling southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard approaching Lake Mead Boulevard and failed to stop at a solid red light, going through the intersection.

At that time, a single cab Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Lake Mead through the intersection when the motorcycle struck the pickup, according to police.

Police say speed is believed to be a factor but impairment remains unknown for the deceased motorcyclist, who they say was a man of unknown age.

The driver of the truck stayed on the scene and impairment is not suspected.

The intersection is closed off at this time, please avoid the area.


This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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