Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Killed in Hit-and-Run

By Janita Kan
Janita Kan
Janita Kan
Janita Kan is a reporter based in New York covering the Justice Department, courts, and First Amendment.
November 25, 2017 Updated: November 25, 2017

A man who survived the Las Vegas mass shootings has been killed in a hit-and-run on Nov. 17.

Roy McClellan, 52, was hitchhiking in the right lane on state Route 160 when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The hit occurred between Homestead Road and Calvada Boulevard and was reported to police at 1.33 a.m. after the driver fled. Highway Patrol troopers identified parts at the crash scene as belonging to a 2010-2013 Chevrolet Camaro, according to the newspaper.

McClellan’s widow, Denise McClellan, initially wanted to file a missing person report since she had not seen her husband since Nov. 17, according to a Facebook post.


She was devastated to learn about his death on Nov. 23.

“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,” Denise told KSNV.


McClellan had survived the shooting massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival next to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Oct. 1 where Stephen Paddock opened fire at the crowd during the music festival, the news station reported.

“It was really messing with his head and he was going to therapy,” Denise said.

Despite the tragedy, his widow hopes McClellan has finally found peace.

“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,” Denise told KSNV.

“I hope my husband found peace and he’s safe now,” she added.

Highway Patrol investigators are still looking for the driver responsible.


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Janita Kan
Janita Kan is a reporter based in New York covering the Justice Department, courts, and First Amendment.