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July 30, 2014

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Coroner IDs motorcyclist killed in collision with pickup truck

Approximate crash location

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified a motorcyclist killed Tuesday in a collision on Las Vegas Boulevard North near Interstate 15 as 22-year-old Travis Franklin of Las Vegas.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chelita Rojas said a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Apex Landfill about 4 p.m. when it collided with a Suzuki motorcycle traveling northbound.

The Silverado entered the northbound lane to pass two semi trucks and collided with the motorcycle, troopers said. Franklin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup was taken to University Medical Center with unknown injuries, authorities said.

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