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Motorcyclist, 17, dies after hitting palm tree

Updated May 20, 2023 - 2:50 pm

A 17-year-old boy died after losing control of his motorcycle in northwest Las Vegas on Friday afternoon.

The unidentified boy was traveling south on a Honda CBR250 on Grand Montecito Parkway, north of West Deer Springs Way, when he failed to navigate a curve, traveled off the road and was ejected before hitting a large palm tree, according to a preliminary Las Vegas police crash report.

Medical personnel took him to University Medical Center in critical condition where he later died.

The death was the 49th traffic fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the identity of the boy and cause of death after relatives are notified.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com. Follow @Marv_in_Vegas on Twitter.

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