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Motorcyclist killed after crashing into garage identified

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Medical examiners have identified a motorcyclist killed in a crash  in the east part of town Saturday afternoon.

According to the Clark County Coroner's Office, 28-year-old Yariel Penalver, of Las Vegas died as a result of the crash. 

Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Heritage Way, near Mojave Road and Sahara Avenue, for a reported accident just before 1:30 p.m.

According to Sgt. Richard Strader, of Metro, Penalver was working on the motorcycle before the crash. Family members told police Penalver was performing a brake check when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a neighboring garage. 

No other injuries were reported in this incident, Strader said. 

Strader said this was the third fatal crash of the day. 

Stay with FOX5 for updates on this developing story.

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