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UPDATE: Coroner identifies brothers killed in dirt bike crash

Authorities say speed appears to be a factor
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Posted at 8:18 AM, Jun 13, 2020

UPDATE JUNE 19: The Clark County Coroner has identified the brothers as 18-year-old David Joseph Cox and 14-year-old Brandon Cox. Both died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries and their deaths have been ruled an accident.

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Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal collision in Summerlin that killed two young brothers Friday night.

Officers were called to the intersection of Pavilion Center Drive and Regal Mesa Avenue around 8:45 p.m. with reports of a crash between a 2006 Honda off-road motorcycle and a 2015 Land Rover.

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Police say evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed while not being equipped with any lights before it struck the SUV at the intersection.

The 68-year-old driver of the Land Rover was making a left turn into a neighborhood from Pavilion Center Drive when the collision occurred with the Honda and its two riders.

An 18-year-old motorcyclist and a 14-year-old passenger died at the scene after the impact of the crash. Police said the two were brothers.

The off-road motorcycle was not equipped with a headlight, tail light, turn signals, or any provisions to carry a passenger, according to authorities.

The driver of the Land Rover was working with officers and did not show any signs of impairment, as police say the incident remains under investigation.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported the deaths in the crash marked the 41st and 42nd traffic-related fatalities in its jurisdiction so far in 2020.

The Clark County coroner's office will release the names of the two that lost their lives after family has been notified.