HENDERSON (KTNV) — A motorcyclist was in critical condition after a collision involving a box truck in Henderson on Monday morning, the city's police department said.
The crash happened at the intersection of North Stephanie Street and American Pacific Drive at approximately 9:40 a.m.
The intersection was closed in all directions for an investigation into the crash. Police said they expect the closure to remain in place for two to three hours, and asked members of the public to avoid the area.
@HendersonNVPD is investigating an injury accident at Stephanie Street and American Pacific Drive.— Henderson Police (@HendersonNVPD) May 2, 2022
The road is closed in all directions for the next 2-3 hours while the investigation takes place.
Please avoid the area! pic.twitter.com/BICPUl2KSC
During the police's preliminary investigation, they said that the motorcyclist was was approaching American Pacific Drive from Stephanie Street, driving behind multiple vehicles. Once the light became red, the motorcyclist moved into a right turn only lane to pass the stopped traffic, and entered the intersection against the red light.
The press release says that once the motorcyclist entered the intersection, a box truck that was turning left on a green light collided with the cyclist.
Impairment was not considered a factor for the driver of the box truck, but it is not known whether the motorcyclist was impaired according to police. However, speed is considered a factor in this incident.
The 23-year-old male motorcyclist was transported to Sunrise Trauma where medical personnel said he succumbed to his injuries.
"This is an active investigation; no further information will be advised at this time," Henderson PD officials said.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 311, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest, or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers, may result in a cash reward.