Motorcyclist dies of injuries after west Las Vegas crash

A motorcyclist who was critically injured Wednesday morning in a crash in the west Las Vegas Valley has died.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department’s fatal detail unit, 22-year-old Elijah Edwards died Thursday from his injuries. His official cause and manner of death are pending with the Clark County coroner’s office.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. near the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Katie Avenue. Police said Edwards, who was driving south on Fort Apache Road, collided with a 2011 Honda Fit making a left turn from Katie Avenue. The Honda then drove off the roadway and struck a wall, police said.

The motorcyclist and driver were both transported to University Medical Center, where Edwards later died. His death marked the 137th traffic-related fatality investigated by Metro this year.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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