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Updated: 9/19/2012 8:32 pm
LAS VEGAS -- A person operating a moped has died from injuries sustained from crashing into a box truck Wednesday morning.

The collision occurred at approximately 10:32 a.m. on Sahara Avenue, 177 feet east of Las Verdes Street.

Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate a 1995 Freightliner box truck was eastbound on Sahara Avenue, east of Las Verdes Street, was stopped in traffic.

Metro reported that a 2007 Shanghai moped was also eastbound on Sahara Avenue and was approaching the rear of the stopped Freightliner.

The moped failed to decrease speed and collided into the rear end of the Freightliner resulting in minor damage.

The moped operator was transported to UMC Trauma Center and later pronounced dead.

The accident was the 85th traffic  fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2012. The case remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident
Investigation Section.

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