NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police are questioning the driver of a truck that fatally struck and dragged a pedestrian from a gas station parking lot to a freeway on-ramp in North Las Vegas.
Officer Aaron Patty said Friday the 36-year-old driver was located elsewhere on his delivery route and was cooperating with investigators.
Patty says the driver may not face criminal charges if the death is determined to be an accident.
Patty says the body of the unidentified man was dragged beneath the truck for about a half-mile (0.8 kilometer) before a passing motorist reported seeing it about 2 a.m. near busy Lake Mead Boulevard and Interstate 15.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week, breaks his record with his 24th ascent
- 'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years VIEW
- Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused
- Mnuchin says Tubman $20 bill design delayed past 2020
- Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations VIEW
Patty says it’s not clear if the driver knew the man who died had become entangled in the rear wheels of the truck.