2 motorcyclists dead in crash near Red Rock Canyon

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Two people are dead following a fatal crash Friday night, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Troopers.

NHP says the crash involved a motorcyclist carrying two riders. For reasons unknown, the motorcycle lost control ejecting both riders and being struck by an oncoming vehicle after 7 p.m. near State Route 160 at Mile marker 22. 

The riders was traveling with eight other motorcyclists from California, according to NHP.  

Both riders died at the scene and northbound lanes on Blue Diamond Road, near Red Rock Canyon will be shutdown for the next several hours.

8 New NOW will have updates on this developing story.

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