LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 24-year-old man is dead following a fatal crash near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to Nevada State Police Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred on Tuesday near Las Vegas Boulevard and Checkered Flag Lane, according to police.
Just after 4:00 p.m., police responded to a crash involving a black motorcycle and a silver car.
The silver car had been traveling northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard approaching the intersection while a black motorcycle was traveling southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard, also approaching the intersection, police said.
State police said that the driver of the silver car failed to yield when trying to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle hit the right side of the car, causing the motorcyclist, Joseph Nichols, to be ejected.
Nichols succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene.
This is the second fatal crash that Highway Patrol is investigating on Tuesday afternoon. The first occurred around 2 p.m. and was on the IR15 northbound south of Cheyenne.