Police say speed likely a factor in crash that killed motorcyclist

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A motorcyclist died in a crash near Torrey Pines and Vegas drives in the northwest valley Thursday night. The incident occurred around 7:02 p.m.

The 22-year-old rider was the only one involved in the crash, and police say speed is likely a factor.

According to police, the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Torrey Pines and failed to navigate the curve in the road, struck a curb, left the roadway and struck a light pole.

“All we ask is for all people that are going to be on a motorcycle, don’t treat the roadways like a raceway,” implored Metro Lt. Bret Ficklin. “These are the streets we use to get our children to their games and practices and school, that we use to go grocery shopping and use to get home from work.”

Traffic was shut down in the area of Torrey Pines and Burlwood Way for several hours as police investigated.

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