LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on U.S. 95 northbound at Eastern.
Authorities say a man and woman were on a black sports bike when the driver lost control just before 2 a.m. on Sunday. Both were ejected and that’s when a Nissan Altima hit the motorcycle and the man.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger on the motorcycle was taken to UMC and is expected to survive, according to the agency.
The motorcyclist was identified on Wednesday as 47-year-old Ricardo Abrego. Authorities said the passenger was transported to UMC Trauma in stable condition.
Northbound lanes on U.S. 95 and the Eastern Avenue ramp were closed as investigators worked at the scene.
This marks the Nevada Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 11th fatal crash resulting in 13 fatalities for 2021.