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Police say man with suspended out-of-state license hit, killed motorcyclist

Posted at 2:05 PM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 17:11:45-04

A 52-year-old motorcyclist is dead after being hit by a truck around 1 a.m. May 13.

Nevada Highway Patrol says the motorcyclist was attempting to turn onto westbound Flamingo Road from the interstate off ramp when a truck ran a red light and hit the motorcycle.

The driver of the truck and motorcyclist were transported to UMC Trauma. The motorcyclist died at the hospital. The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries.

The motorcyclist has been identified as 52-year-old Keith Welshiemer from Las Vegas.

The driver has been identified as 47-year-old Juan C. Valtierrez. He was arrested and booked into Clark County Detention Center on charges of reckless driving resulting in death, failure to obey traffic device, failure to render aid and resisting a public officer.

He is also facing charges for being a resident and driving without a license and driving with a suspended license.

The was the 24th fatal crash for the Souther Command of Nevada Highway Patrol in 2018.