Police said a motorcycle struck the back of a vehicle before killing its rider. (Peter Dawson/FOX5)
Desert Inn Road was shut down between Buffalo and Tenaya. (Peter Dawson/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A stretch of Desert Inn Road in west Las Vegas reopened after a deadly accident involving a motorcyclist shut it down Thursday.
According to Las Vegas Metro police, the incident happened at about 4 a.m. when a motorcyclist traveling westbound on Desert Inn struck the back of a car near Monte Carlo Way.
Police said the motorcyclist was traveling in the leftmost lane while a Nissan Altima was traveling in the right lane. The motorcycle was changing lanes to the right lane but could not avoid hitting the rear end of the Nissan.
The collision caused the 30-year-old motorcycle rider to be ejected.
Police said the motorcyclist was rushed to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The incident marked the 58th traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year.
Desert Inn was shut down between Tenaya and Buffalo Drive, but authorities reopened the roadway by 8:30 a.m.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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