Motorcyclist dies in suspected DUI crash near Las Vegas Strip

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash early Sunday when a driver suspected of impairment ran a red light, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

About 1 a.m., a motorcyclist who had the green light entered the intersection at northbound Interstate-15 and the eastbound off-ramp at Flamingo Road, when a Cadillac sedan allegedly ran a red light and struck the motorcycle, trooper Travis Smaka said. The motorcyclist later died at University Medical Center.

After the impact, Smaka said, the motorcycle was thrown into a taxicab.

The Cadillac’s driver was in custody Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The motorcyclist will be identified by the Clark County coroner once their family has been notified.

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