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Vegas PD: Speed appears factor in deadly motorcycle crash

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Metro at the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in NW Las Vegas on Nov. 10, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5) Metro at the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident in NW Las Vegas on Nov. 10, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in the northwest part of town.

Officers responded to the intersection of Whispering Sands and Bradley Road, near Teton Trails Park, just before 11 p.m. Thursday.

Metro said a motorcycle struck the center median on Whispering Sands, causing the rider to lose control of the bike, before crashing into a nearby sign.

The 32-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

Investigators are speaking to witnesses who report the rider was traveling with other motorcycles before the collision.

Metro Sgt. Robert Stauffer said speed appears to be a factor in the crash with the motorcycle traveling significantly higher than the posted speed limit.

Officers had the intersection closed for their investigation and said it was not immediately known if the rider was impaired.  

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the name of the person deceased in this crash once family has been notified.

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