Portion of Rainbow Boulevard shut down after fatal motorcycle crash

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Scene of the fatal motorcycle on Rainbow Boulevard, July 28.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A portion of Rainbow Boulevard is closed due to a fatal motorcycle crash Wednesday morning.

Las Vegas police say Rainbow is shut down at Tara Avenue, between Sahara Avenue and Desert Inn Road, due to the crash.

“Please avoid the area as Fatal Detectives investigate,” LVMPD stated on Twitter.

Following the preliminary investigation, police say a motorcycle was traveling southbound on Rainbow at a high rate of speed. At that time, a Ford Fusion was traveling northbound, attempting to make a left turn onto Tara.

As the Ford turned, the motorcycle collided with the front portion of the car. The motorcycle rider was ejected from the motorcycle. That person, yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

This marks the 74th traffic-related fatality in 2021 in Metro’s jurisdiction.

This crash is still under investigation.

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

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