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Collision in southwest valley kills motorcyclist

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | 11:38 p.m.

Accident scene

A 28-year-old motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon after colliding with an SUV in the southwest valley, Metro Police said.

Police said the accident happened at 4 p.m. near the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Robindale Road.

A man riding a 2003 Honda motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No other injuries were reported.

Witnesses told police the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Jones Boulevard approaching the intersection of Robindale Road on a yellow traffic signal at the time of the incident, police said.

The 2001 GMC Yukon SUV was headed northbound on Jones Boulevard was entering the intersection of Robindale Road on a yellow traffic signal to make a left turn when the collision occurred, police said.

The 28-year-old, whose identity has not been released, slammed on his brakes, lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle, police said.

This is the 14th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction in 2012.

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