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.
LVMPD Fatal detectives are finishing their preliminary investigation of our jurisdiction's 112th traffic fatality near the intersection of Nellis/Stewart. A motorcyclist was killed by a driver failing to yield the right of way while making a left turn. Slow down, please. Look! pic.twitter.com/j3zx52AtLC
— LVMPD Traffic Bureau (@LVMPD_Traffic) October 19, 2018
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.