LAS VEGAS -- A man is dead after a car struck him while he tried to run across I-15 near Sahara Avenue.
The accident happened Thursday shortly before 7:30 p.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says the man tried to run across eight lanes of freeway, but only crossed two before being struck.
The female driver of the vehicle that hit him suffered minor injuries.
"Totally unexpected, the true definition of an accident. The driver was totally unaware there was going to be a pedestrian sprinting out in front of her," said Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott.
Investigators are still determining what prompted the man to run across the freeway. The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify him once next of kin have been notified.