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March 3, 2015

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Teen on motorcycle dies after crash on Green Valley Parkway

Motorcycle, car collide

A 19-year-old woman riding a motorcycle died Tuesday night after colliding with a car on Green Valley Parkway, Henderson Police said.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Destani-Emily Maria Jorgensen, who was a Henderson resident. Her official cause and manner of death have not been determined.

Police said the accident happened at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road.

A preliminary investigation indicates Jorgensen was driving a 2011 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle south on Green Valley Parkway. As she approached the intersection with Sunset Road, a 2003 PT Cruiser, driven by 64-year-old Dwight Welton, heading north on Green Valley Parkway made a left turn into the path of the motorcycle, police said.

Jorgensen was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center’s trauma unit, where she later died from her injuries. Police said Jorgensen was wearing a helmet.

Welton, who was not injured, voluntarily submitted to a blood test, but police said he did not appear intoxicated from drugs or alcohol. Police do not believe speed was a factor either.

This marks the 15th death related to a traffic accident this year in Henderson.

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  1. Left-turn-yield lights should be abandoned for arrow-only turns.

  2. This was a girlfriend of a close friend of mine. Please keep comments to condolences. It's a sad time for his coworkers and him. Thanks.

  3. The driver should be cited for wreckless driving, For cutting into the path of the motorcycle.