LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada Highway Patrol says a truck driver attempting to assist with a car fire on S. Las Vegas Boulevard near Inspirada, was hit and killed by a passing cement truck.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the driver as 60-year-old John Stacy from Pahrump, Nevada.
At 10:40 p.m., NHP was dispatched to a fatal auto-ped crash on S. Las Vegas Boulevard, approx halfway between the M Resort and Speed Las Vegas. A 1993 Chevy Corvette was in the right dirt shoulder of northbound Las Vegas Boulevard on fire.
A FedEx semi was traveling southbound on Las Vegas Boulevard, saw the fire, and Stacy pulled over to help. He had a fire extinguisher and began to cross Las Vegas Boulevard to assist the driver of the Corvette.
A fully loaded cement mixer truck was headed northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard and struck Stacy, the driver of the FedEx truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the cement truck stayed on scene, cooperated with investigators and impairment doesn’t appear to be a factor.
No other injuries were reported, this crash remains under investigation.