LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan police said speeding was a factor in a deadly crash involving a motorcycle and SUV at a southwest valley intersection.
The crash happened around 10:36 a.m. Thursday at Blue Diamond Road and Hualapai Way claimed the life of a 24-year-old motorcyclist and critically injured a driver.
According to Metro police, the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed when he entered the intersection and hit the passenger side of a Ford Explorer. The impact caused the SUV to overturn.
The motorcyclist died at the scene of the crash. The 61-year-old driver in the SUV had to be extricated from his vehicle. The man was critically injured and transported by helicopter to University Medical Center.
The intersection was closed for several hours as police investigated the crash. The identity of the motorcyclist will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.