Two Motorcyclists Died in Las Vegas on Monday
Author: Nevada Globe Staff
LAS VEGAS – Two motorcyclists died in Las Vegas on Monday.
In the first, a rider was killed near North Las Vegas Boulevard and East Cheyenne Avenue in the northeast Valley, authorities said.
A few hours later, a motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a pickup truck on South Decatur Boulevard near Oakey Boulevard.
The deaths are the 99th and 100th traffic-related deaths in 2022, authorities added.
The truck was doing a U-turn from the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard North near East Cheyenne Avenue.
The Aprilia RS biker hit the pickup’s passenger side, authorities said.
Metro said about 1 p.m. Monday. The motorcyclist headed south on Las Vegas Boulevard North. His bike hit a Nissan Titan at “high speed.”
The motorcyclist fell. Paramedics couldn’t save the rider.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, Metro added.
Marcelino Estrada-Cortez, 79, was the pickup’s driver. Police said he was unharmed, sober, and cooperative during the investigation.
Maria Estrada, 80, of Las Vegas, suffered minor injuries in the crash.
In the second crash, a northbound 2005 Chevrolet Silverado turned left onto Doe Avenue at 4:50 p.m. A red 2021 Kawasaki 400 traveling south on Decatur hit the Silverado.
The truck turned left across the motorcyclist’s path, Metro police said.
The motorcyclist died at UMC’s Trauma Unit.
Police said the rider died despite life-saving measures. “The Chevrolet driver stayed at the scene and showed no impairment.”
Police hadn’t published the bikers’ names Monday night.
Police are investigating both crashes.
Credits: Review Journal
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