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Motorcyclist dies in Monday crash on SR 160

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Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 17:49:19-05

A motorcyclist died in a crash Monday evening on State Route 160.

The call came in around 5:50 p.m. on Monday on the state highway near Mountain Springs, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

Four motorcycles were traveling northbound on SR 160 when a silver motorcycle crossed the center lane to pass a Honda CR-V. The front of a Ford Edge that was traveling southbound then struck the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was ejected.

The Ford Edge rotated clockwise and traveled into the path of the Honda CR-V. A red motorcycle attempted to avoid hitting the Honda by steering right into the paved shoulder. The red motorcycle then hit the right side of the Honda. That motorcycle then overturned and that rider was then ejected.

The Honda then struck the left side of the Ford. A third motorcyclist, riding a gray bike, applied heavy braking and then overturned on its side. This rider was ejected and hit the left side of the Honda.

The rider of the first silver motorcycle died of his injuries in the crash. He was identified as 46-year-old Heath Vanstone of Las Vegas.

The 50-year-old female driver and the 78-year-old male passenger of the Ford were transported by ambulance to UMC Trauma with serious injuries while a 77-year-old female passenger was transported by air ambulance with critical injuries.

The 44-year-old male rider of the red motorcycle was not transported but the 49-year-old male rider of the gray motorcycle was transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.

This was the Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command's 10th traffic-related fatality in 2016.