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UPDATE (May 24) -- The man involved in a May 17 motorized bike crash has died, Las Vegas police announced. The department was notified by the Clark County coroner on May 24. 

According to a news release from LVMPD, "despite medical intervention, Wayne Shiffer succumbed to his injuries."

Shiffer's death marks the 51st traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction for the year of 2021.

Police note that the crash remains under investigation by LVMPD.


Original story continues below.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police said a man on a motorized bike hit and killed a dog Monday morning before crashing in the east valley.

About 9:30 a.m. on May 17, police said a 55-year-old Las Vegas man was riding eastbound on Bryce Canyon Avenue west of Mt. Hood Street when he hit a small dog. The man was then thrown from the bike. 

The man was on a 26" 10-speed bicycle fitted with a small engine, police said. The small dog ran back to his property and was later found by his owners. The dog was taken to the vet where he died.

The rider was taken to University Medical Center where he was in critical condition, police said. The crash remains under investigation. 

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