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Coroner IDs motorcyclist in crash that left two injured

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 | 5:19 p.m.

Fatal crash

Two motorcyclists were speeding and riding wheelies down Sahara Avenue on Tuesday before they crashed into a car, killing one of them and critically injuring the other, Metro Police said.

The crash happened about 8 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Edmond Street.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified 22-year-old Daniel Gonzalez of Las Vegas as the motorcyclist who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gonzalez died of several blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an accident, a coroner's spokeswoman said. The driver of the car was also seriously injured, police said.

Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate the motorcyclists were speeding west on Sahara when they hit a 2004 Mercedes that was eastbound on Sahara and turning left onto Edmond, police said.

One of the bikers, Allen Blunk, 20, of Kingman, Ariz., was thrown from his 2007 Suzuki, which continued on and hit a mini-van that was headed south on Edmond and stopped at the intersection, police said. Blunk was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver of the Mercedes, Firouzeh Faili, 62, of Las Vegas, was taken to UMC with serious injuries, police said.

The 61-year-old driver of the van, Fe Macaalay of North Las Vegas, wasn't injured.

The wreck resulted in the 78th traffic fatality of the year in Metro's jurisdiction. The crash remains under investigation, police said.

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