Motorcyclist, 19, Killed in Wreck at Durango, Russell

LAS VEGAS -- A 19-year-old motorcyclist died after hitting the side of a Jeep Liberty making a left-hand turn into its path at the intersection of Durango Drive and Russell Road Friday afternoon. 

According to witness statements to Metro Police, the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed through the intersection when it collided with the Jeep. Both vehicles had a green light.

The motorcyclist was declared dead when he arrived at University Medical Center's trauma center. The 46-year-old driver of the Jeep was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The intersection was closed for several hours, but re-opened after 9 p.m.

The motorcyclist's death marks the 106th traffic-related fatality in Metro Police's jurisdiction in 2012.


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