LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A 34-year-old woman is dead after being ejected from a motorcycle in a northwest Las Vegas Valley crash on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the collision occurred at approximately 1:35 p.m. on North Rancho Drive, south of West Sunset Drive. A preliminary investigation — which included evidence at the scene, surveillance footage, and witness statements — indicated that a 2012 Yamaha FZ8 was speeding while traveling south on Rancho Drive. At the same time, a 2005 Honda Accord was traveling south on Rancho Drive.

Police say the collision occurred when the motorcyclist moved from the left-most lane to the right-most lane and contacted the rear of the Honda. The rider was then ejected from the Yamaha and came to rest in the roadway.

Arriving medical personnel transported the rider to UMC Trauma for “substantial injuries,” according to police. However, the rider succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and did not show any signs of impairment.

“The rider of the Yamaha’s death marks the 27th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction for 2024,” LVMPD noted in a release. “This collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Collision Investigation Section.”


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