Man Who Survived Las Vegas Massacre Killed in Hit-and-Run

Roy McClellan, 52, was killed Nov. 17 when he was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.
Roy McClellan, 52, was killed Nov. 17 when he was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas. Facebook

A man who survived the Las Vegas massacre in October was killed several weeks later in a hit-and-run as he walked down a Nevada road, authorities said.

Roy McClellan, 52, was killed Nov. 17 when he was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro in Pahrump, about 60 miles west of Las Vegas, officials said.

Just several weeks earlier on Oct. 1, McClellan was with his wife and several others when Stephen Paddock opened fire from above the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 58 and wounding hundreds more.

The group made it out of what’s been deemed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, with McClellan helping to transport multiple victims to a local hospital, his wife said.

In a Facebook post written not long after the shooting, Denise McClellan noted her husband and his friend “didn’t hesitate to place themselves in danger to help a complete stranger.

“GOD kept them safe,” she continued. “I thank the Lord for keeping them here.”

But Roy McClellan lost his life seven weeks later, when he was fatally hit as he walked down Highway 160.

The vehicle fled the scene, but was later found and charges against the driver are pending, police told KSNV-TV.

“This isn’t what I wanted for him,” his wife told the television station. “I don’t understand why he wasn’t taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way.”

She noted he had been struggling to cope in the aftermath of the shooting, but that he was going to therapy.

“I hope my husband found peace and he’s safe now,” Denise McClellan said.

A GoFundMe page was created to help offset the costs of a funeral and other expenses.

“Roy was a true friend and you know he always had your back in any situation,” wrote Mark Phillips, who created the page. “Let’s please get him home and take the burden off his devastated family.”

As of Sunday, more than $2,500 had been raised.

McClellan is not the first survivor of the Las Vegas massacre to have died in recent weeks.

Dennis Carver, 52, and his wife Lorraine, 53, were killed in a car crash on Oct. 16.

The California couple was less than a mile from their Riverside home when their Mercedes crashed into a metal gate and brick pillars and caught fire.

It reportedly took firefighters nearly an hour to contain the fire.

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