Roy McClellan, a 52-year-old man, is the third Las Vegas massacre survivor to die within just weeks of the deadly mass shooting.
He was just outside of of Las Vegas on State Route 160 in Pahrump, Nevada on November 17 when he was mowed down and killed in a hit and run.
Hitchhiker Becomes Third Las Vegas Massacre Survivor To Die In A Crash
The first two survivors of the Las Vegas massacre to die were Dennis and Lorraine Carver, a California couple. After a crash just outside their gated Riverside County home, their vehicle burst into flames.
These three had survived the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history that happened on October 1. Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room at people who were attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, resulting in 58 deaths and hundreds more injuries.
This is especially tough for the families as they just narrowly escaped the tragedy in Las Vegas and had been briefly reunited with their families.
McClellan’s wife, Denise, of Vegas, spoke to KSNV and just does not understand why both things had to happen to him.
‘I don’t understand why he wasn’t taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way,’ Denise McClellan said.
Per Daily Mail:
‘I hope my husband found peace and he’s safe now.’
The widow said the Vegas shooting was ‘really messing’ with her husband, and caused him to start going go therapy. She wrote on Facebook that prior to the fatal accident Roy had ‘stormed off’ after a fight with his friend.
Police have located the car thought to be involved with the accident, and charges are pending, according to KSNV.
Speaking to the network Denise said she is consumed with anger that her husband’s lifeless body was just left on the side of the road.
‘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,’ she said.
‘He doesn’t deserve that.’
Since this happened, the McClellan family has started a GoFundMe for help with the funeral expenses. As of Sunday morning it had surpasses $2500.