Motorcyclist killed in crash near Desert Inn and Swenson identified
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- On Saturday around noon, a motorcycle accident occurred that left the the driver, 26-year-old Timothy Wayne Sharp Jr., dead.
The accident took place near Desert Inn Road between Paradise Road and Swenson Street.
Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate a 2000 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Desert Inn Road approaching the intersection of Swenson Street.
Sharp Jr. failed to maintain the travel lanes leaving the roadway to the right. The victim and motorcycle struck a light pole on the south sidewalk of Desert Inn Road west of Swenson Street.
Sharp Jr. was transported to Sunrise Trauma with critical injuries where he was later pronounced dead by attending medical personnel.
The collision remains under investigation by Las Vegas police.