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Las Vegas Weekend Marked by Tragedy: Motorcycle Crash, Shooting, and Multi-Vehicle Collision

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, May 13, 2024 11:35 am

Las Vegas experienced a tragic weekend with a motorcycle fatality, a fatal shooting, and a serious multi-vehicle crash.

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Centennial Center Parkway Crash

A 21-year-old man tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) reported that the crash occurred on Centennial Center Parkway, south of West Tropical Parkway, around 9:53 pm.

Investigators believe the rider, on a 2009 Yamaha R1, failed to negotiate a left curve, striking a curb and a palm tree before being ejected from the motorcycle. Medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. This marks the 65th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2024. The investigation is ongoing.

Teenager Fatally Shot in Front of Residence

Another tragedy unfolded on Saturday morning when LVMPD responded to a shooting on the 2300 block of Goldhill Way, south of Vegas Drive. Officers found a teenager suffering from a gunshot wound and transported him to UMC Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Homicide Section of LVMPD is investigating the incident. They believe the teen was approached by an unknown male suspect before being shot in front of his residence. The suspect fled the scene. Anyone with information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section or Crime Stoppers.

Multi-Vehicle Crash on Valley View Boulevard

A Sunday evening crash near Valley View Boulevard and Sahara Avenue involved four vehicles – two SUVs and two sedans. Two drivers were transported to a local hospital, one in critical condition. LVMPD suspects intoxication may be a contributing factor, but the investigation is ongoing.

These incidents serve as a stark reminder of the importance of safe driving practices and responsible behavior in our community.

Credits: Fox5Vegas

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