EL PASO, Texas -

Las Cruces Police have released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a fiery crash Wednesday night in Las Cruces.

It happened about 6:30 p.m. On Spruce Ave. Just past the Las Cruces Police Department facility.

Police say 21-year-old Dominic Phillips of Las Cruces was riding his sports motorcycle when he veered into oncoming traffic.

Police say Phillips was probably trying to avoid a marked police unit and another car that were stopped and waiting to turn.

Police believe Phillips was speeding when he slammed head-on into a car and died at the scene.