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Motorcyclist, 43, killed in east Las Vegas crash

Updated October 18, 2018 - 8:28 pm

A motorcyclist was killed in an east valley crash Thursday morning, Las Vegas police said.

The crash was reported about 11:55 a.m. on North Nellis Boulevard just north of Stewart Avenue, police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said. A 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by a 43-year-old Las Vegas man, was traveling north on Nellis in the left lane when it hit a car turning left, police later said.

The motorcycle hit the passenger side of the car, a 2013 Dodge Dart driven by a 22-year-old Las Vegas woman, and the motorcycle overturned, police said.

The motorcyclist was taken to University Medical Center, where he died, police said. A passenger in the Dodge, a 23-year-old man, was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The car’s driver stayed at the scene after the crash, police said.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the motorcyclist after his family has been notified.

In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday night, police urged drivers to clear all traffic lanes before making a left-hand turn.

“This driver didn’t estimate the distance for speed, and because of a few seconds a speeding motorcyclist lost their life,” the officer said in the video.

The motorcyclist’s death marked the 112th traffic-related fatality under Metro’s jurisdiction this year, police said. The crash remained under investigation Thursday by Metro’s collision investigation section.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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