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NORTHSHORE ROAD REOPENS AFTER FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

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Date: August 11, 2013

UPDATE: Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is now open in all directions.

UPDATE: The northbound lane of Northshore Road is open. The southbound lane remains temporarily closed near mile marker 31. 

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior 

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release 

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2013 
Release No.: 2013-57 
Contact: Christie Vanover 702-283-2344 

NORTHSHORE ROAD WAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT 

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Northshore Road at Lake Mead National Recreation Area remains temporarily closed in both directions from mile maker 30 to 32.5 due to a fatal motorcycle accident. 

At 7:41 a.m. Aug. 11, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received an emergency call reporting that a motorcycle went off the road. 

National Park Service Rangers from the Lake Mead District responded and found an adult male approximately 40-feet off the road. Rangers and paramedics from Mercy Air conducted life saving care. He was pronounced dead at 8:50 a.m. 

Preliminary reports indicate speed as a contributing factor. The victim was wearing personal protective equipment. National Park Service Rangers are handling the accident investigation with the assistance of the Nevada Highway Patrol. 

The identity of the driver will not be released until next of kin have been notified. 

-NPS- 

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