Crash near GV kills cyclist

KINGMAN - A motorcyclist from Phoenix was killed Friday afternoon after he fell 50 feet down an embankment off of Highway 68.

Golden Valley Fire Chief Tom O'Donohue said the man was traveling with a group of other riders from Phoenix when the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. O'Donohue said it appeared that the motorcyclist, who was headed westbound, lost control of his bike after hitting a car traveling in the same direction and struck the guardrail.

The man's bike remained on the roadway but firefighters discovered his body at the bottom of the embankment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second motorcyclist who tried to avoid the collision was treated by paramedics and transported from the scene via helicopter to a trauma facility in Las Vegas. Firefighters extinguished a brush fire that began as a result of the motorcycle that crashed into the guardrail. Highway 68 traffic was slowed for more than an hour while the Department of Public Safety investigated the scene.

Names have been withheld by authorities pending identification of next of kin.