LAS VEGAS (KLAS)— Metro Police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash that happened in the east valley on Saturday, October 9 involving a motorcycle and an SUV.
The motorcyclist, 34 sustained critical injuries and was transported to UMC Trauma where they later died.
According to police, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received reports at 9:55 a.m. of a hit and run traffic collision on East Lake Mead Boulevard, near Nellis Boulevard.
Police say evidence at the scene, witness statements, and surveillance video footage indicated that a black 2006 Honda CBR 600 was traveling east on East Lake Mead Boulevard approaching the intersection with Marion Drive.
A collision occurred when the Tahoe turned left across the motorcycle’s path of travel. Immediately following the collision, the driver of the Tahoe fled the scene but was later apprehended.
Arriving medical personnel transported the motorcycle rider to UMC Trauma. Despite all life-saving interventions, the rider succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the Tahoe, Jose Luis Ochoa, 39, did not display signs of impairment and was arrested for a hit and run charge at the Clark County Detention Center.
The intersection was closed for hours but has since reopened.
The victim’s death marks the 109th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for the year 2021.
This collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section.
Police have not released the name of the victim.