HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Henderson police say a 20-year-old motorcyclist was driving more than 100 mph when he rear-ended another vehicle and was killed.

Police spokesman Keith Paul says an officer tried to pull over two motorcyclists who were speeding a little after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the motorcyclists sped away and the officer abandoned the chase.

Police say one of the motorcyclists started running red lights at a high speed and eventually struck the back of a Honda Accord on Boulder Highway near Lake Mead Parkway.

The man was thrown off the motorcycle and the bike caught fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 61-year-old driver of the rear-ended vehicle was treated and released from the hospital.

The Clark County Coroner has not released the victim’s identity.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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