UPDATE: Officials have identified the motorcyclist killed Sunday. Carey Joe King, 54, died after a head-on collision, police said. His official cause of death has not yet been released.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada State Police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist near the Magic Mountains
On Sunday around 3:08 p.m., officers were dispatched to Las Vegas Boulevard near mile marker 7 in reference to a crash involving a motorcycle.
According to State police, a Honda Civic was driving southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard while a motorcycle was traveling northbound. The crash occurred when the motorcycle attempted to pass the vehicle in front of them by entering the southbound lane, resulting in a head-on collision with the Honda.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Police do suspect impairment on the motorcyclist.
The driver and two passengers of the Honda were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
According to RTC, all northbound and southbound lanes were closed between Jean and Sloan Road. The lanes reopened around 10 p.m. Sunday.