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Motorcyclist dies in head-on crash on Nellis Boulevard

Updated Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 | 8:05 a.m.

Fatal crash

A motorcycle rider died Saturday after colliding with a Ford sedan on Nellis Boulevard near Cheyenne Avenue.

The motorcyclist was traveling North on Nellis Boulevard when the driver of the sedan, 37-year-old Prentiss Bates, who was headed south, crossed over the median, Metro Police said. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the sedan, and the vehicles collided head-on, police said.

Bates was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Police received a report about 2:15 p.m. of the crash in front of Carefree Mobile Home Park, 3325 N. Nellis Boulevard. The motorcyclist, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  1. Poor guy. I saw on the news the Ford driver was intoxicated and crossed into the other lane and hit the cycle head-on. Nothing he could. God Bless him.

  2. I went right by that spot about an hour before on my own bike. Sad thing is they will let the SOB back on the street instead of throwing away the key!