LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man is dead and a woman is critically injured after their motorcycle went off the road in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas police say the crash happened a little after 9 p.m. Sunday on Calico Basin Road, north of State Route 159.
Authorities say they're not sure why the motorcycle crossed a double yellow line on the road and then drove over sand and dirt nearby until the passenger and the driver were ejected.
The 53-year-old male driver from Las Vegas was pronounced dead at the scene, while his 57-year-old female passenger from Las Vegas was airlifted to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The man's name has not yet been released.