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Motorcyclist dies in head-on crash on Nellis Boulevard

Updated Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 | 8:05 a.m.

Fatal crash

A motorcycle rider died Saturday after colliding with a Ford sedan on Nellis Boulevard near Cheyenne Avenue.

The motorcyclist was traveling North on Nellis Boulevard when the driver of the sedan, 37-year-old Prentiss Bates, who was headed south, crossed over the median, Metro Police said. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the sedan, and the vehicles collided head-on, police said.

Bates was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Police received a report about 2:15 p.m. of the crash in front of Carefree Mobile Home Park, 3325 N. Nellis Boulevard. The motorcyclist, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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