UPDATE: A motorcyclist killed in a collision on May 20 has been identified as Randy Schlagel, 29, of Las Vegas. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Schlagel died of multiple blunt force injuries. The death has been ruled accidental. (Original story appears below.)
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened at the intersection of Westcliff Drive and S. Rainbow Boulevard Thursday night. According to police, it involved a motorcycle and a truck. The motorcyclist died at the scene.
Police say around 8:03 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, a Kawasaki sports bike was traveling southbound on North Rainbow Boulevard, south of Westcliff Drive, at a high rate of speed when it struck a Toyota Tacoma truck that was traveling northbound on the same street in the only left-turn lane.
As the Toyota Tacoma truck made a left turn into a private drive the front of the Kawasaki struck the right side of the truck. According to the incident report, the collision rotated the truck as it came to its final rest facing east.
The Kawasaki motorcycle remained in contact with the truck as it rotated and came to rest under it.
Medical personnel arrived on the scene and determined the rider of the Kawasaki was beyond medical intervention and ceased life-saving efforts.
The driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and displayed no signs of impairment.
The Kawasaki rider’s death marks the 49th trafficrelated fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2021.
The name of the 29-year old victim is being withheld until the family is notified
This collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section. Please check back for updates.