Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on US 95

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities have identified a 23-year-old motorcyclist who died after crashing into a box truck overnight on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials say Las Vegas resident Christopher Peistrup was killed in the crash that was reported about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. An exact cause of death has not been released.

Nevada Highway Patrol officials say the crash happened in the southbound lanes near Cheyenne Avenue.

Troopers say Peistrup was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities tell KVVU-TV the truck driver was not hurt, and is not expected to face charges.

The station reports the crash shut down three lanes of the highway for several hours.

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