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UPDATE: Motorcyclist identified in deadly northwest crash

Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 19:14:07-05

NOV. 12 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 33-year-old Nicholas Arthur Shockley from Las Vegas.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A motorcyclist has died in a crash Friday evening in northwest Las Vegas.

The crash involving a motorcycle and van occurred around 5:35 p.m. near Cheyenne Avenue and Fort Apache Road.

Police said the motorcycle was traveling a high rate of speed when a van made a U-turn into the path of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The rider was a man in his 30s.

Police said the driver of the van was cooperative with police and was not suspected of being impaired.

It was the 97th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction this year.