LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A driver is dead after being ejected from a vehicle in an early morning crash Wednesday, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan police.
The single-vehicle crash occurred at Harmon and Polaris avenues around 2:44 a.m.
According to a release, a Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling north on Valley View Boulevard toward Harmon Avenue. The Dodge “failed to safely negotiate” the curve in the road, the release said.
The left side of the vehicle hit the northern barrier and continued along it. The driver, a 21-year-old man, was ejected after the collision.
The Dodge continued traveling without a driver for several hundred feet on Harmon Avenue before stopping along the curb.
Police said speeding appears to be a factor in the crash. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His death marks the 116th traffic-related death in the LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2023.
Westbound Harmon was closed between Valley View Boulevard and Polaris.