Vegas police say truck death is hit-and-run

Las Vegas police are seeking a driver who ran over and killed a man who was sleeping under a semi-truck trailer over the weekend.

Police initially said they weren’t sure the truck driver knew the man had been run over. But Monday they said they are classifying the investigation as a hit-and-run.

The investigation shows that a 50-year-old man died after after the semi-truck driver pulled away and ran him over Sunday in a parking lot near the intersection of Sixth Street at Mesquite Avenue. Police responded about 10:15 a.m. but said the man could have been run over as early at 8 a.m.

Metro Lt. John Liberty said Sunday the man who died was homeless. The Clark County coroner’s office could not provide his name Monday.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Accident Investigation Section at (702) 828­3128 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385­5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact reporter Kimberly De La Cruz at 702-383-0381, kdelacruz@reviewjournal.com or on Twitter @KimberlyinLV.

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