Motorcyclist killed late Thursday night in northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A motorcyclist was killed late Thursday night on Whispering Sands Drive near Decatur Boulevard and Farm Road. 

It happened shortly before 11 p.m. in front of Heckethorn Elementary School. Police say that a 2014 Suzuki Hyabusa motorcycle was traveling west on Whispering Sands when it hit a rubber parking stop in the median.

The motorcyclist lost control and the rider was thrown off the bike. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said in a briefing that the motorcyclist may have been racing someone at the time.

This is the 113th traffic-related fatality for Las Vegas this year. The Clark County coroner will release name and age of motorcyclist. 

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