A man who survived the Las Vegas massacre in October died seven weeks later during a hit-and-run in Pahrump, Nevada. He is the fourth survivor of the massacre, which left 58 dead and over 500 injured, to be killed by unrelated circumstances after the incident.
Roy McClellan, 52, was killed on Nov. 17 when he was struck by a car while hitchhiking on a highway, Associated Press reports. He was hit by a Chevrolet Camaro that fled the scene, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
His wife, Denise McClellan, told NBC affiliate KSNV-TV she doesn’t understand why he survived the shooting, only to die in a hit-and-run.
“This isn’t what I wanted for him. I don’t understand why he wasn’t taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way,” McClellan’s widow, Denise, told KSNV-TV. “I hope my husband found peace and he’s safe now.”
Denise told the outlet that the massacre "was messing with his head" and that he was currently undergoing therapy at the time of his death.
“I’m angry. I’m angry. I feel that he was under the influence of something or drunk and didn’t want to get caught, so he bailed and left my husband laying there in the street. He doesn’t deserve that.”
Police have reportedly located the driver of the vehicle that killed him. Charges against the driver are pending.
A day before Halloween, a married couple from California who survived America’s worst massacre by a single gunman died in a car crash.Dennis and Lorraine Carver crashed into a metal gate before their car became engulfed in flames. Kymberley Suchomel, another survivor who was not injured in the shooting, also died suddenly.
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