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Motorcyclist dies after crash on US 95 near Boulder Highway

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in the east valley Saturday evening. 

This happened around 5:20 p.m. on US 95 near Boulder Highway, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

A Ford Escape was driving south on the highway when the SUV's hood unlatched, they said. The driver reportedly tried to slow down with the rider of a Harvey Davidson motorcycle driving directly behind. 

Investigators believe the rider laid the motorcycle on its side to avoid hitting the car.

He was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he later died. 

Drivers should avoid the area until this scene clears. 

Stay with 8 News Now for updates on this developing story. 


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