Saturday, June 7, 2014 | 11:08 a.m.
The motorcyclist who died Friday evening after striking two cars on the U.S. 95 in Henderson has been identified.
Henderson resident Karl Chadwick, 49, died of multiple injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Clark County Coroner’s office.
The incident happened at about 6 p.m. just north of Horizon Drive. Chadwick was traveling northbound and speeding in the left lane when he hit the back of a Lincoln Navigator, according to Nevada Highway Patrol spokesman Loy Hixson.
Chadwick and the motorcycle were then thrown to the right where they hit the side of a truck. The truck veered to the left where it hit the median; the bike and Chadwick slid down the right shoulder of the freeway, where the bike caught fire.
He died at the scene before authorities arrived.
The passenger of the truck was taken to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The two passengers of the Navigator were unharmed.
The crash backed up northbound traffic for hours after the incident, according to the Regional Transportation Commission. Traffic was diverted west onto Horizon Ridge and east to Boulder Highway.