UPDATE: Southbound US 95 reopen following deadly crash; NHP identifies motorcyclist who died

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The southbound lanes of U.S. 95 at Ann Road have reopened to traffic after being closed for nearly seven hours due to a deadly crash involving a motorcycle.

According to Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Travis Smaka, the freeway lanes were closed shortly after the 12:22 a.m. crash. Smaka said the motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a barrier wall.

NHP identified the motorcyclist as 30-year-old Aaron Lew Barrus.

A preliminary investigation indicates Barrus was ejected from the white and black 2020 Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle and struck a light pole in the center median.

Barrus was southbound on U.S. 95 at the time of the crash.

This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 74th fatal crash resulting in 83 fatalities for 2021.

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