UPDATE: The motorcyclist was identified as 18-year-old Sonny Trushel of Las Vegas by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The motorcyclist killed in a crash with a car in the southwest Las Vegas valley late Friday was traveling at a high rate of speed, police said.
The crash happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Buffalo Drive and Badura Avenue and injured three people in a 2023 Toyota Camry.
The motorcyclist, 18, of Las Vegas, was pronounced dead at the scene. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police did not provide a gender in a news release early Saturday and said the identity of the rider is pending notification of the family.
The driver of the Toyota, Adrese Quassani, 56, and passengers Melina Quassani, 51, and Dylan Quassani, 22, were taken to a hospital with minor injuries where they were treated and released, Metro said. All three are from Las Vegas, police said.
The Toyota’s driver showed no signs of impairment and cooperated with the investigation, police said.
In the release, police said evidence and witnesses indicated a 2007 Honda CBR motorcycle was traveling southbound on South Buffalo, north of Badura Avenue, at a high rate of speed.
The Toyota was northbound on South Buffalo and attempting a left turn to westbound Badura Avenue when the motorcycle “collided with the right front portion of the Toyota.”
Police closed South Buffalo Drive in both directions between Badura Avenue and West Warm Springs Road until about 4:45 a.m. Saturday to investigate.
The death of the motorcyclist is the 38th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year, police said.
The crash remained under investigation by Metro’s collision investigation section.