Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- 21-year-old Jonathon Matthew Ramirez was killed just before midnight Thursday after his motorcycle collided with a car on Tropicana Avenue.
According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Ramirez was headed east on Tropicana just west of Decatur Boulevard when a car made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle.
Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that 64-year-old Valentine Alejandro was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Edmond Street when Ramirez's motorcycle crashed into the car.
The driver of the car was not impaired and is cooperating with investigators. Ramirez may have been speeding at the time of the collision.
Ramirez was a member of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorer program and was hoping to become a Las Vegas police officer. He attended Explorer meetings every Thursday night.
Ramirez was engaged to be married and has one small child and another child on the way. He was on his way to work at the Wynn hotel and casino when the crash happened.
Those that knew him describe him as an intelligent leader. He was also on the police department's baseball team and they will be retiring his baseball jersey in his memory.
He is the second person associated with the Explorer program killed within the last two months.
18-year-old Angel Velasquez was killed while riding his Honda motorcycle on Aug. 1.
A candlelight vigil will take place at 8:30 tonight at the Charlie Frias Park on Tropicana Avenue near Decatur Boulevard.
Action News will update this story as new information is received.