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Motorcyclist killed in DUI crash identified, juvenile arrested

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A motorcyclist is dead and a juvenile is facing a DUI charge following a crash in southwest Las Vegas Sunday evening.

The Clark County Coroners Office has identified the motorcycle victim as 59-year-old Kenneth Lee Barker. The cause of death is still pending.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD), the crash was reported at 8:11 p.m. at W. Patrick Lane and Tenaya Way.

LVMPD says Barker was making a left turn on his motorcycle from Tenaya to Patrick. Witnesses told police a Honda Accord driven by the juvenile was speeding eastbound on Patrick and drove into the oncoming lanes to pass another vehicle that had stopped to make a left turn from Patrick to Tenaya and struck the motorcyclist.

Barker was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the juvenile driver of the Honda showed signs of impairment and was taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

This deadly crash marks the 116th traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year.

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