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April 15, 2014

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Man running across U.S. 95 in northwest Las Vegas is struck and killed

Man struck on U.S. 95

A man died after being hit by a car while running across U.S. 95 in northwest Las Vegas shortly before noon Sunday.

Officers responded to the accident at 11:56 a.m. near Lake Mead Boulevard, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott. The man was taken to University Medical Center, where he later was pronounced dead, he said.

The accident caused the closure of northbound U.S. 95 near the Lake Mead Boulevard off-ramp for about an hour. All lanes except the right lane have been reopened, Elliott said.

Additional information about the man and the accident was not available, Elliot said.

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  1. Last week I saw 2 tourists running- well more like jogging across Spring Mountain at the strip through oncoming traffic while one of them video taped the cars flying toward him as he went across. The guy in front of me almost ran him over. These people deserve what they get.

  2. I never liked driving through the strip because of the pedestrians that would meander through traffic, or aggressively dart in to it. It's enough to worry about other cars as a driver, but when you get people throwing themselves in front of your vehicle like deer...it's just senseless.

    I'm sorry this person died. But, if I were driving and couldn't safely swerve, I'd probably have to hit a pedestrian that willfully crossed my path.