LAS VEGAS (KLAS)— A dirt bike rider who was struck and killed by an SUV on Saturday afternoon in Sky Canyon has been identified as a 16-year-old boy, according to police.
Metro Police responded to an accident around 3 p.m. at Sky Canyon Drive and Iron Mountain Road. The rider of the dirt bike was declared dead by medical personnel.
Police said the dirt bike rider was traveling northbound on Skye Canyon Park Drive when he approached the intersection of Iron Mountain road at a red light. The SUV driver was making a left onto Skye Canyon Drive at a green light and the two collided after the dirt bike rider went through the red light, entering the intersection.
The 16-year-old’s death marked the 61st traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan PoliceDepartment’s jurisdiction for 2022. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.