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Man who survived Las Vegas shooting massacre dies in crash

A Las Vegas man, identified by family as Roy McClellan, survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas, only to be killed a few weeks later by a hit-and-run driver on Homestead and Highway 160 in Pahrump. (Kelsey Thomas | KSNV){ }

A Las Vegas man survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas, only to be killed a few weeks later by a hit-and-run driver.

The crash happened Nov. 17 on Homestead and Highway 160 in Pahrump.

Roy McClellan’s widow, Denise, was left with another wave of heartache.

“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,” said Denise McClellan.

It’s the outcome McClellan could’ve never predicted. A driver plowed into her husband as he walked on the highway.

“I think if I could've done anything differently, he wouldn't have been on that road,” said McClellan.

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Roy was hitchhiking just weeks after surviving the Oct. 1 shooting massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival next to Mandalay Bay.

“It was just ear-piercing. I was like oh my gosh, what is that noise? This is horrible,” explained McClellan.

As round after round of bullets were unloaded into the crowd below Mandalay Bay, the couple was working in different areas of the festival grounds.

Denise hid in a metal container.

Roy rushed to help people.

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

Less than seven weeks later, tragedy struck again.

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

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said McClellan was walking on the highway, which is illegal.

Investigators have located the car involved in the crash and criminal charges against the driver are pending.

If you would like to help McClellan’s family, a GoFundMe account has been set up.

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