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2 teen brothers killed in crash in Summerlin

Updated June 13, 2020 - 6:05 am

Two teenage brothers from Las Vegas were killed Friday night in Summerlin when their dirt bike crashed into an SUV, police said.

Officers were called to Pavilion Center Drive and Regal Mesa Avenue, near Palo Verde High School, around 8:42 p.m. Police believe only one of the brothers, ages 18 and 14, was wearing a helmet when the Honda 450 motorcycle smashed into the passenger side door of a 2015 Land Rover Evoque driven by a 68-year-old Summerlin man, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

According to a tweet from the department sent about 9:10 a.m. Saturday, the preliminary investigation indicates that “speed and lack of safety equipment” contributed to the crash.

The car was turning left from southbound Pavilion Center Drive onto eastbound Regal Mesa Avenue when it cross into the brothers’ path, police said.

The brothers’ bike, described as an “off-road motorcycle” in a Metro news release, did not have a headlight, taillight, turn signal or “any provisions to carry a passenger,” police said.

The driver stayed on the scene and is not expected to face charges, Metro Lt. Bret Ficklin said at the scene Friday night. He did not show any signs of impairment, according to the news release.

The brothers died at the scene, Ficklin said.

Ficklin said the dirt bike was not meant for street use and was going at a high speed with no lights on. The area has a 30 mph speed limit, and many teenagers seen in the area are unlicensed drivers, Ficklin said.

“There’s no reason why that motorcycle should have been ridden on the street,” he said. “For those parents who are going out and buying dirt bikes for their kids to be able to enjoy themselves, they need to remember these are dirt bikes. These vehicles shouldn’t be on the roadways.”

The brothers’ deaths marked the 41st and 42nd traffic-related fatalities investigated by Metro this year, police said. They will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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