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Speed a possible factor in motorcyclist’s death at Lake Mead

Updated Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 | 1:06 p.m.

A motorcyclist died after he drove off Northshore Road at Lake Mead on Sunday morning.

National Park Service rangers found the man about 40 feet off the road after they received an emergency call at 7:41 a.m., according to a Lake Mead National Recreation Area press release.

He was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m. after paramedics from Mercy Air and rangers attempted lifesaving care.

Early reports suggest that speed was a contributing factor. Recreation area spokeswoman Christie Vanover said the motorcyclist was traveling more than 90 mph.

The northbound lane of Northshore Road was reopened from mile maker 30 to 32.5 after being temporarily closed because of the crash. The southbound lane was reopened by 1 p.m.

The victim's identity will not be released until the next of kin have been notified.

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