Motorcyclist runs red light, dies in crash

A 19-year-old motorcyclist was killed after running a red light and hitting a car Tuesday morning, Las Vegas police said.

The motorcyclist, Shane Charles Kieser of Las Vegas, was driving a 1994 Honda CBR south in the right lane of Durango Drive when he went through a red light at Peace Way about 5:30 a.m., according to police.

He hit the driver’s door of a 2006 Toyota Corolla that was making a left turn on a green light to go north on Durango, police said.

Kieser and his 20-year-old passenger, Tiffany Walter of Las Vegas, were thrown from the bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Walter suffered moderate injuries.

The driver of the Corolla, 24-year-old Priscilla Cibrian, was not injured.

The accident was the 80th traffic fatality in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction this year.


Man faces DUI charge after fatal accident

A man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence resulting in death after he slammed into the back of a car Monday night, killing the car’s 25-year-old driver, police said.

Clyde Raible, 32, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe north on Boulder Highway when he hit the back of a 2004 Hyundai Sonata that was stopped at a red light at Flamingo Road about 11 p.m., Las Vegas police said.

The driver of the Hyundai, identified as Jorgina Ivonne Hernandez of Las Vegas, was pronounced dead at the scene.


Man fatally shot in dispute identified

The man who died after being shot in a northeast valley apartment complex early Sunday has been identified as 29-year-old Clinton Dean Staggs of Las Vegas.

Metropolitan Police Department officers said they arrived at an apartment complex at 4244 N. Las Vegas Blvd., near Craig Road, about 12:15 a.m. after they received reports of multiple shots fired.

Officers found two men who had been shot inside an apartment. Both were taken to University Medical Center, where Staggs died. The second victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the hand and released.

Police said the two men were in an altercation with at least one other man before the shooting.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 385-5555.


Victim identified as Air Force staff sergeant

The motorcyclist who died Saturday when a pickup truck pulled out in front of him in North Las Vegas was an Air Force staff sergeant, according to Nellis Air Force Base officials.

Cody Gene Herring, 27, was a member of the 820th Red Horse squadron, a unit dedicated to providing heavy-duty construction and repair to military bases.

The North Las Vegas man was driving his motorcycle east on Craig Road about 11:20 a.m. when a 57-year-old man driving a pickup truck made a left turn in front of him at Fuselier Drive, near Simmons Street, police said.

Herring hit the right side of the truck and was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.

North Las Vegas police would not identify the driver of the truck, who has not been arrested.


Smoke inhalation victim identified

The 21-year-old man found dead in a northwest valley town home Saturday died from smoke inhalation, the Clark County Coroner’s office has determined.

Authorities were initially unsure whether a small fire in a room at the house killed the man, identified as Markus Trischler of Las Vegas.

Trischler’s father returned home from work about 8 a.m. and smelled smoke in their town home at 8465 Vast Horizon Ave., near Durango Drive and Gowan Road.

When he came to his son’s room, he tried to open the door but his son’s body was on the floor against the door.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy black smoke and some fire damage to the room. The rest of the home had slight smoke damage.

Investigators believed the fire was accidental and said careless smoking could not be ruled out.


Vehicle fatality victim identified

The woman who died Saturday morning when her car flipped over in the desert in far northwest Las Vegas has been identified as 26-year-old Samantha Kate Egbert of Las Vegas.

Egbert was driving a 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit at 6:12 a.m. north on Sky Point Drive, north of U.S. Highway 95 and Kyle Canyon Road, according to Las Vegas police.

She failed to make a right turn on Moccasin Road and continued straight into the desert, police said. The car hit an embankment, became airborne and rolled over.

Egbert was pronounced dead at the scene.


Victim of fatal crash was California woman

The woman who died Friday afternoon on Interstate 15 after the motor coach she was riding in blew a tire has been identified as 63-year-old Janice Dodds of Tulare, Calif.

Dodds was in the passenger seat of a southbound motor coach towing a Chevrolet Tahoe 13 miles south of Mesquite about 4:30 p.m. when, authorities believe, the tread on a tire separated.

The motor coach swerved into the median and hit a series of ravines, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Dodds was thrown through the windshield and run over by the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver, whose name was not released, was taken to University Medical Center with injuries not considered life-threatening.

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