UPDATE: Hit-and-run suspect dies days after fleeing scene, getting struck by car

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — UPDATE Nov. 27, 5:15 p.m.: The hit-and-run suspect who was struck by another vehicle after fleeing from a crash scene on Nov. 16 has died.

Police say he was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital on Nov. 26.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the man’s identity, as well as cause and manner of death at a later time.

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to contact Metro’s Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website.

* Original Story *

A hit-and-run suspect was struck by another vehicle after fleeing from a crash scene, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Initially, officers located and detained him, but he reportedly got out of his handcuffs during the investigation.

The suspect ran into traffic lanes and was subsequently hit.

Police say it happened around 8:47 a.m. at Valley View Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road. Roads in the area were closed to traffic.

The suspect was transported to Sunrise Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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