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Motorcyclist killed in crash at El Capitan and Flamingo

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Las Vegas Metro police said they are investigating a fatal crash on June 23, 2017 at Flamingo Road and El Capitan Way. (Gai Phanalasy/FOX5) Las Vegas Metro police said they are investigating a fatal crash on June 23, 2017 at Flamingo Road and El Capitan Way. (Gai Phanalasy/FOX5)
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One man is dead after a motorcycle crash on South El Capitan Way and West Flamingo Road Friday night, according to police.

The crash was reported at 8:06 p.m. Metro police said he was heading east on Flamingo at a high speed and collided with a Hyundai Elantra heading west. The Hyundai was turning left into an apartment complex when the collision happened.

Police said that driver failed to yield to the motorcyclist’s right of way. The Hyundai driver was transported with minor non-life threatening injuries.

Metro said the motorcyclist was driving fast but it wasn't an “outlandish” speed. Impairment was not a factor.

Police reminded drivers of the importance of being clear to make a turn.

This is the 68th traffic death and the 15th motorcycle death this year. Flamingo Road near El Capitan Way will be closed until at least 1:00 a.m., police said.

Neither driver has been identified.

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