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Man tending to disabled vehicle is hit, killed on U.S. 95 at Summerlin Parkway

Updated Monday, March 17, 2014 | 9:50 p.m.

A man standing next to his disabled vehicle on U.S. 95 was struck and killed by a passing sport utility vehicle this evening.

The accident happened at 5:36 p.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near the Summerlin Parkway exit.

It appears the victim — a man in his mid- to late 30s — exited his white Ford Expedition, possibly to fix a flat tire, on the shoulder of the highway, said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott.

A green Dodge Durango struck the rear portion of the Expedition and then hit the man, Elliott said. When authorities reached the driver of the Durango, they determined he was suffering from a Diabetic-related medical episode, which contributed to him striking the Expedition and pedestrian, Elliott said.

The driver of the Expedition was pronounced dead en route to the hospital. His identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

The ramp to Summerlin Parkway from the southbound lanes of U.S. 95 was closed for several hours while NHP investigated and and cleared the scene. The ramp reopened about 9:45 p.m., according to a Regional Transportation Commission alert.

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