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Henderson police: Motorcyclist killed had run red light

Reported by: Antonio Castelan
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Updated: 1/24/2014 1:32 pm
HENDERSON (KSNV – A motorcyclist was killed Thursday night after police say he ran a red light and struck a car.

According to a news release, the victim, a 53-year-old Henderson man, was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson Sportster southbound on Boulder Highway approaching the intersection of Major Avenue when he ran a red light and hit a 2013 Dodge Avenger, which was travelling southbound on Boulder.

The accident occurred around 7:35 p.m. The single motorcycle rider was separated from his motorcycle in the crash, and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The victim, who was wearing a helmet, was the registered owner of the motorcycle and had a valid motorcycle driver’s license.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the motorcyclist failed to yield at the intersection, and alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. The roadway was closed for close to three hours while accident investigators conducted their investigation.

The 46-year-old female driver of the car was uninjured. She voluntarily submitted to blood testing but did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The car’s passenger was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals - Siena Campus with non life-threatening injuries.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the victim’s name after he has been positively identified and his family has been notified.

The man’s death was the first traffic-related fatality in Henderson this year.

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