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2 killed in separate Las Vegas crashes

Updated September 21, 2023 - 3:04 pm

Two people were killed in separate crashes 16 minutes apart Thursday morning in the southwest and near the west side of valley.

The first crash was reported at 10:20 a.m. after a 46-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle near South Rancho Drive and Palomino Lane when the vehicle turned right striking her. The pedestrian died at the scene, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.

At 10:36 a.m., a 24-year-0ld motorcyclist was killed after a crash with a vehicle near Blue Diamond Road and Hualapai Way, Metro wrote in a separate statement.

The driver of a Ford Explorer was extricated from the vehicle, flown to University Medical Center Trauma, and treated for critical injuries.

The motorcyclist’s death was the 102nd traffic-related fatality in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for the year.

Contact Tony Garcia at tgarcia@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0307. Follow @TonyGLVNews on X.

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