NHP responds to deadly crash

By Guy DeMarco | gdemarco@8newsnow.com, Nia Wong | nwong@lasvegasnow.com, Robert Noble

Published 09/28 2016 03:50AM

Updated 09/28 2016 08:23AM

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash in the southern part of the valley Wednesday morning. The crash happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. at Decatur Boulevard and Wagon Trail Avenue, south of Sunset Road.

NHP says a 27-year-old man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Decatur, when he rode off the road and into a dirt area. He was ejected from bike.

Emergency crews took him to University Medical Center, where he later died.

One witness reported the man was driving recklessly before the crash, according to NHP. It is unclear if drugs or alcohol were factors.

NHP closed the area to traffic for several hours during their investigation.

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