Friday, July 11, 2008 | 11:52 p.m.
A man was killed Friday evening in North Las Vegas after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a fence.
North Las Vegas police responded to the crash at 8:09 p.m. Friday in the 5200 block of Maple Mesa Street. Authorities said the 50-year-old driver of the 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle was westbound on Washburn Road approaching Maple Mesa when the vehicle entered the corner traveling at a high rate of speed.
The driver then lost control of the motorcycle, which crossed into the oncoming travel lanes and struck a curb. Police said the man was thrown from the vehicle and struck his head on a chain-link fence near the road.
The man wasn't wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma, investigators said. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The victim's name wasn't being released Friday night.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 702-385-5555.