NHP: Speed determined to be factor in deadly SW valley motorcycle crash, victim identified

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The victim in Saturday’s deadly motorcycle crash on Blue Diamond and Lindell has been identified as 18-year-old Blake Enrique Reyes of Las Vegas, according to authorities.

Preliminary investigation revealed that on Saturday Feb. 13 at approximately 12:36 pm, a black Yamaha motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Blue Diamond Road approaching Lindell Road at a high rate of speed.

At the same time, a blue Ford F-150 pickup was making a left turn from westbound Blue Diamond Road onto southbound Lindell Road directly in the path of the fast-moving motorcycle.

Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) says the motorcycle struck the right side of the pickup truck, ejecting the rider. The male adult rider succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

The cause of death was ruled from blunt force injuries related to the accident between his motorcycle and a truck in the southwest valley.

This crash remains under investigation.

This marks the NHP Southern Command’s 8th fatal crash resulting in 10 fatalities for
2021.

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The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to the crash at the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and Lindell Road just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

NHP officials say a black Yamaha motorcycle collided with a truck, instantly killing the motorcyclist.

The driver of the blue F-150 truck was unharmed and stayed on scene. The motorcycle hit the bed of the truck, just missing the passenger doors.

“The truck was attempting a left turn, and the motorcycle was headed eastbound at a high rate of speed,” said Travis Smaka of NHP Southern Command. “As you can see from the damage of the F-150, we’re talking a very violent collision.”

Lindell Road is currently open to Blue Diamond Road, but eastbound Blue Diamond Road has yet to reopen. This marks the 8th fatal accident and 10th death since the start of the year.

This was also the 3rd fatality NHP responded to within a 24 hour period.

Officials say speed has been determined to be a factor in this crash. The name and age of the deceased motorcyclist has not been announced.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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