LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) –
A teenager was killed and his passenger was injured Thursday night when the moped they were riding was hit by an unknown vehicle.
According to a Metro news release, the accident occurred just after 8:20 p.m. on North Ringe at East Meikle lanes, near Lake Mead and Nellis. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate the moped was traveling west on Meikle across Ringe when it was hit on the right side by a southbound vehicle, sending both riders to the roadway.
The operator of the moped was transported to UMC Trauma by Emergency Medical Personnel but was pronounced dead after arrival.
This collision was the 112th traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2013. The collision remains under investigating by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Fatal Detail, Detective J. Bangle (702) 828‐3538 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385‐5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com
. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.