UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified Donavyn Propst, 17, of Las Vegas as the teen killed in a motorcycle crash on Friday.
Propst was a high school senior at Faith Lutheran High School. The school posted a photo of Propst on its Facebook page along with an announcement of a candlelight vigil that took place on Sunday. School counselors and administrators will be available to talk to students and faculty.
Faith Lutheran’s graduation ceremony is scheduled for May 26.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 17-year-old boy is dead after a motorcycle crash in the northwest Las Vegas valley on Friday afternoon.
The crash occurred just before 2 p.m. at Grand Montecito Parkway north of West Deer Springs Way near Durango Drive. Police said that a 2012 Honda CBR250 motorcycle was traveling south on Grand Montecito Parkway when it approached a curved section of the road.
The rider failed to follow the curve and the motorcycle traveled off the road, ejecting the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist then hit a large palm tree before landing on the ground, police said.
The 17-year-old was taken to University Medical Center’s Trauma Unit where he was pronounced dead.
This marks the 49th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2023.