Two motorcycle riders were thrown off a motorcycle Sunday night after veering off a road west of the Las Vegas Valley, killing one of them.
According to Las Vegas Metro police, the single-vehicle incident happened about 9:15 p.m. on Calico Basin Road north of State Route 159.
Citing evidence at the scene, police said the bike was traveling southbound on Calico Basin when it crossed the double yellow center line and traveled off the road.
The motorcycle traveled about 100 feet on the dirt and sand before a man and a woman were ejected on uneven terrain, according to Metro.
A 53-year-old Las Vegas man who was operating the motorcycle died at the scene. The passenger, who police identified as 57-year-old Gail Overby, was airlifted to University Medical Center with critical injuries.
Metro marked the incident as the 59th traffic-related fatality this year.
Police said it is not known what caused the motorcycle to veer off the road.
One man is behind bars after police say he was driving drunk and caused a five-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.
After speaking with witnesses at the crash scene at Lake Mead Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard, Metro police detectives say a Chevy Tahoe driven by 34-year-old Fajardo J. Guadalupe was heading east on Lake Mead when he ran a red light, hitting an Oldsmobile Ciera that was northbound on Lamb.
Evidence at the scene indicates the Oldsmobile was pushed eastbound and hit a Hyundai Sonata and a Nissan Armada that were stopped at a red light on Lake Mead.
Police tell FOX5, Guadalupe continued to drive after the collision and then sideswiped a Cadillac Escalade before Guadalupe’s Tahoe stopped. Police said Guadalupe tried to flee on foot but was caught by a LVMPD patrol officer who was stopped at the intersection. Guadalupe failed field sobriety tests, according to police and was arrested for felony DUI with bodily harm and felony hit-and-run.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, a 34-year-old Henderson man was taken to University Trauma Center with critical injuries.
Police report none of the other drivers or passengers involved in the crash reported any injuries at the scene. The LVMPD Accident Investigation Section is still investigating the collisions.
Police were called to the scene of a crash near Commerce Street and Alexander Road on Saturday.
The crash, involcing a 4-door and 4-door SUV, happened at 7:27 p.m.
Arriving officers located 62-rear-old Rose Cherilyn Kelly, the driver of the sedan unconscious. She was later transported to UMC Trauma where she was pronounced dead.
Preliminary investigation indicates the SUV was traveling southbound on Commerce Street when it struck the sedan that was traveling eastbound on Alexander Road. It appears that alcohol, drugs and speed are factors in this case.
The 28-year-old male driver in the SUV was transported to UMC Trauma in critical but stable condition.
There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a car and a pedestrian near Tropicana Avenue and Decatur Boulevard.
According to police, the crash happened just after 9 a.m. Friday. The victim was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the car stayed on scene and is being questioned by police.
Some lanes at the intersection are closed for the investigation. Metro’s fatal detail is responding to the scene.
Metro Police are investigating an accident involving a Clark County School District bus in northwest Las Vegas Thursday morning.
The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. near Ann Road and Tenaya Way and involved a collision between the bus and a city of Las Vegas truck. There were no students on the bus and no injuries reported.