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Motorcyclist killed near Craig and Rancho

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Metro police said a motorcyclist was killed in a wreck Thursday afternoon on Craig Road near Rancho Drive. (Courtesy: Richard DuBois) Metro police said a motorcyclist was killed in a wreck Thursday afternoon on Craig Road near Rancho Drive. (Courtesy: Richard DuBois)
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Metro police confirmed a motorcyclist was killed Thursday afternoon on Craig Road near Rancho Drive.

The accident occurred just before 2 p.m. and involved another vehicle. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers closed the eastbound and westbound lanes of Craig between Rancho and Rainbow Boulevard following the crash. 

Police said two motorcyclists were riding at a high rate of speed westbound along Craig when the driver of a 2008 Honda Accord turned in the path of a 2012 BMW motorcycle. The motorcyclist was thrown several hundred feet.

The other motorcyclist fled the scene, and police were actively searching for him or her. The driver of the Honda, a 63-year-old woman, was taken to University Medical Center Trauma for treatment of minor injuries.

This marked the 111th traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction in 2013.

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