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Bicyclist killed in accident with SUV on Eastern Avenue

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Updated: 12/08/2013 9:43 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- A 19-year-old bicyclist was killed Saturday evening when he was hit by a Jeep on Eastern Avenue near Sunset Park.

A Metro accident report says that witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate a 2013 Jeep was traveling southbound on Eastern in the left travel lane north of Sunset Road. The bicyclist was traveling eastbound on the south side of Sunset, west of Eastern.

As the Jeep entered the intersection on a green traffic light, the bicyclist, a 19-year-old man, entered the southbound travel lanes of Eastern and was struck by the Jeep.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding medical personnel. His identity will be released by the Clark County coroner's office.

The death was the 101st traffic-related fatality in Metro's jurisdiction this year and remains under investigation.

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