LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The driver said to be at fault in a crash that killed a motorcyclist Thursday night has been arrested on suspicion of DUI resulting in death. Nevada Highway Patrol officials say the crash happened on Lake Mead Boulevard at Clark County mile marker 3.
According to witnesses, a Nissan Altima was pulled over on the right shoulder facing eastbound. The Harley Davidson was traveling eastbound on Lake Mead. The driver of the Nissan, later identified as 27-year-old Luis Osorio, then made a U-turn to go westbound on Lake Mead, pulling out in from of the motorcycle.
The motorcycle hit the left-front portion of the Nissan. That rider, who has been identified as 62-year-old Kevin Maloney from Las Vegas, was ejected and was later pronounced dead.
According to family, Maloney was known as “Motorcycle Man.” He is survived by his wife and three kids.
Osorio is being held on $150,000 bond. He faces charges for DUI and making an illegal U-turn.