1 person dead after motorcycle-car crash in northwest Las Vegas

One person died after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car shut down a major thoroughfare in the northwest valley Friday morning.

Metropolitan Police Department officers were dispatched to the crash about 6:45 a.m. at the corner of North Rancho and North Torrey Pines drives, police said.

Witnesses at the scene told police the motorcycle was speeding south on Rancho when it was struck by a sedan turning at the intersection, which is not controlled by traffic lights.

The impact caused the sedan to flip onto its roof. The 22-year-old man riding the motorcycle later died at University Medical Center. The 52-year-old driver of the sedan was also transported to UMC with moderate injuries, police said.

Rancho was shut down between Lone Mountain and Craig roads but has since reopened, according to the Regional Transportation Commission.

The motorcyclist’s death marks the 11th fatal crash Metro has investigated this year.

Review-Journal reporters Wesley Juhl and Max Michor contributed to this story. Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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