Motorcyclist killed, another injured following crash near Downtown Las Vegas

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Published: May. 26, 2022 at 11:25 PM PDT
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UPDATE 6/3/22 1:40 P.M.

The Nevada State Police responded to assist the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department with a motorcycle fatality crash at the location of Stewart Avenue, east of 15th Street on May 26 just after 9:30 p.m.

Upon further investigation, Trooper Ashlee Wellman with NSP revealed a red Suzuki GSX-R occupied by a male adult and a white Yamaha Ninja occupied by a female adult rider were traveling eastbound on Stewart Avenue.

It was determined by police both motorcycles were in the far left lane with the white Yamaha behind the red Suzuki and that both motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed as they approached a left curve.

Both motorcycles failed to maintain their travel lane and crossed the right travel lane and entered onto the sidewalk, according to the news release.

Wellman said the red Suzuki traveled into a private residence where the front of the motorcycle struck a block wall, ejecting the male adult rider. The male adult was transported to University Medical Center where he was last listed in stable condition.

As for the white Yamaha, Wellman said it struck the curb then traveled into the yard of a private residence and overturned. As the motorcycle overturned, the female adult rider was ejected.

The Clark County Coroner’s Officer later identified the rider on the Yamaha motorcycle as Itzel Hernandez Cuevas, a 29-year-old female from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hernandez Cuevas was pronounced deceased on scene.

This marks the Nevada State Police, Highway Patrol – Southern Command’s 19th fatal crash for 2022, resulting in 24 fatalities.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/26/22 11:25 P.M.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigated a crash involving two motorcyclist Thursday night.

According to police, officers responded to intersection of Stewart Avenue and 16th Street for crash involving two motorcycles. Police said motorcyclists failed to negotiate the roadway and both crash off the road.

One of the motorcyclists was pronounced dead at the scene, while another was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said speed is likely a factor in the crash.

The Clark County Coroner’s office will release the motorcycle rider’s identity once next of kin has been notified.

Stewart Avenue and 16th Street were closed while police conducted their investigation.