LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a southwest valley crash on Saturday. 

About 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, a black Yamaha motorcycle was speeding eastbound on Blue Diamond Road toward Lindell Road, NHP said. A blue Ford F-150 truck was turning left from westbound Blue Diamond to south Lindell, in front of the motorcycle. 

The motorcycle hit the right side of the truck, throwing the rider from the bike. The rider died at the scene. He was identified by NHP and the Clark County Coroner as 18-year-old Blake Enrique Reyes. 

His death marked NHP Southern Command's eighth fatal crash resulting in 10 fatalities in 2021.

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(5) comments

facevalue

Why is it the Motorcyclist was ''always speeding'' when a person makes an illegal left hand turn in front of them... If that was two cars, the person making the turn is at fault.. Always..

jinvegas

Because if making a left turn from a slow or stop and the motorcycle is traveling at a high rate of speed, judgement is totally skewed by the MC's speed. Most instances, the turning vehicle never sees the MC. 75mph is 110ft a sec. Also, the article doesn't say the truck was making an "illegal turn". Speeding also makes the MC illegal.

NevadaIsStartingToSuck

Don't bother. The person you are replying to most likely owns a motorcycle and doesn't understand why everyone else won't wipe his arse for him.

facevalue

Now that's just priceless.

facevalue

What you say for most of your post is correct. I am not disputing that sometimes motorcyclists speed. Not always. Often times enough, the person making the left hand turn does not see the motorcyclist, which is not the motorcyclist's fault. Yet it is easy to blame him...

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