Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - A man has died after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a fence.

North Las Vegas police responded to the crash at about 8 p.m. Friday. Authorities say the 50-year-old driver of the Harley Davidson motorcycle was approaching a turn at a high rate of speed when he lost control.

The motorcycle crossed into the oncoming travel lanes and struck a curb. Police say the man was thrown from the vehicle and struck his head on a fence near the road.

The man wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma.

He was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim's name has not yet been released.
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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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