Motorcyclist dies after hitting sign on Charleston I-15 off-ramp

A motorcyclist died after he struck a sign and was thrown from his vehicle at the Charleston Boulevard exit on southbound Interstate 15 on Friday, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The accident, which happened about 3 a.m., closed the Charleston Boulevard offramp for nearly 4½ hours, said trooper Loy Hixson. The ramp was reopened to one-lane traffic about 7:20 a.m. after the patrol secured the exit sign and removed debris from the ramp.

The 28-year-old man, who wasn’t immediately identified, was traveling south on I-15 when he tried to exit onto Charleston and hit the sign, Hixson said.

Witnesses at the scene told NHP that the motorcyclist was not traveling faster than the general flow of traffic.

Contact reporter Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0391.