Las Vegas: Auto fatal collision occurred on South Durango

Las Vegas: Auto fatal collision occurred on South DurangoNumber: 1 Motorcyclist: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 19 Male
Motorcycle Information: 2001 Suzuki SV1000

Number: 2 Driver: Barnes, Michael Injury: Minor
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 46 Male
Vehicle Information: 2004 Jeep Liberty

On December 14, 2012 at approximately 3:36 p.m., a motorcycle / auto fatal collision occurred on South Durango Drive at West Russell Road. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate that a 2001 Suzuki SV1000 operated by a single rider was southbound on Durango Drive approaching Russell Road on a green signal at a high rate of speed. A 2004 Jeep Liberty was turning left onto westbound Russell Road from the left turn lane of northbound Durango Drive on a green yield signal when it was struck on the right side by the southbound 2001 Suzuki SV1000. Both occupants were transported to UMC Trauma by ambulance. The operator of the 2001 Suzuki SV1000 was later pronounced dead by medical personnel at UMC Trauma. This collision was the 106th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2012. This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.

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