LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A motorcyclist died following a crash in the east Las Vegas valley on Thursday.

It happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. near the 3200 block of Tropicana Avenue.

Police told 8 News Now a vehicle was driving westbound on Tropicana Avenue near Pecos Road and turned in front of the motorcyclist, who was traveling eastbound on Tropicana Avenue.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Traffic in both directions on Tropicana Avenue from Pecos Road to Mcleod Drive remained closed off to drivers for several hours on Thursday evening.