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January 25, 2015

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Motorcyclist, 71, dies after being run over by dump truck

Traffic fatality

A 71-year-old man riding a motorcycle died Wednesday in a hit-and-run collision with a dump truck, according to Metro Police.

Officers were called to the intersection of Boulder Highway and Nellis Boulevard at 2:49 p.m. after receiving calls of a man falling off a motorcycle and being hit by a passing vehicle, police said.

The 71-year-old was riding a 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the northbound lane of Boulder Highway when he was thrown from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway, police said.

Witnesses told responding officers that a dump truck then ran over the man and continued driving, police said.

Officers were able to locate a suspect driving a vehicle that matched the description, police said.

The driver’s name has not been released, as it is an ongoing investigation, police said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead, police said. His name will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office pending the notification of the next of kin.

This is the 53rd traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

This collision remains under investigation by Metro’s accident investigations section. Anyone with information can call Metro’s fatal detail at 828-4251 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555, to remain anonymous.

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