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Motorcyclist killed in Pahrump identified

Denny Randall Sheldon has been identified as the motorcyclist killed Friday afternoon, according to the Clark County coroner.

The coroner said the 52-year-old white male’s city and state of residence was not known.

Sheldon was on a Suzuki motorcycle traveling eastbound on State Route 372 near Linda Street when, according to law enforcement, a Plymouth Scion hatchback on Red Rock Drive pulled out in front the motorcyclist just after 2 p.m., authorities said.

“The vehicle was stopped on Red Rock and preparing to turn left onto 372,” Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Carlos Rivera said. “It appears that the vehicle crossed onto the line of travel of the motorcycle where the rider of the motorcycle struck the vehicle.”

The motorcycle struck the front quarter panel of the car, according to an eyewitness. The motorcycle was totaled.

The victim, described by authorities as an approximately 40-year-old male who was wearing a helmet, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas where he died of his injuries. The Clark County Coroner’s Office had not been able to identify the victim as of Tuesday afternoon.

Rivera said the driver of the car was transported to Desert View Hospital for evaluation. The name of the driver, or any information on pending charges, has not been released.

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