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Section of Craig Road closed after fatal motorcycle crash

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Christopher DeVargas

The scene of a fatal crash on Craig Road near Rainbow Boulevard is shown Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.

Updated Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 | 2:13 p.m.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Metro Police investigate the scene of a fatal crash involving a car and a motorcycle near the intersection of Craig Rd. and Jadestone Ave., just east of Rainbow Blvd. Thursday Dec. 26, 2013. Launch slideshow »

A motorcyclist was killed this afternoon in a wreck on the northwest side of the Las Vegas Valley.

Metro Police Officer Laura Meltzer said the rider collided with another vehicle shortly before 2 p.m. at Craig Road and Jadestone Avenue, just east of Rainbow Boulevard. He died at the scene, police said.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the motorcyclist as Mark Erik Walwyn, 43, of North Las Vegas. He died of multiple blunt injuries, officials said.

Meltzer said all lanes of Craig Road were blocked between Rainbow Boulevard and Rancho Drive while police investigated the crash.

The road was expected to remain closed until at least 6:30 p.m., well into rush hour.

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