Man falls from RV in Laughlin parking lot, killed as vehicle runs over him

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 67-year-old man died in Laughlin Monday after falling out of his motor home as he was trying to straighten out a jackknifed trailer, and then was run over by his own vehicle.

Metro police reported the incident at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort RV Park, 1650 S. Casino Drive, two days after it happened. The man was identified as Bob Bruner of Albany, Minnesota.

Witnesses told police Bruner fell on his head and landed in the path of the motor home’s rear wheels.

“Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicated that the driver of the 2004 Tiffin Allegro motor coach was backing out of his RV spot,” according to Metro police. “He had a trailer attached to the motor coach. He jackknifed the trailer and was in the process of pulling forward to straighten the trailer when he fell out of the driver’s door.”

The incident happened just before 7 a.m. on Monday.

Witnesses said Bruner didn’t move after he was run over. Emergency medical responders could not resuscitate him.

The incident marks the 40th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction. This case remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.

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