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Man who survived the Las Vegas massacre has died in a hit-and-run accident just weeks later

Roy McClellan is the third survivor to die in the weeks since the attack.

By Kate Wagner
A man touted as a hero during the Las Vegas shooting has been killed weeks later by a hit-and-run driver.
Roy McClellan, 52, was hitchhiking on a highway in Nevada when he was hit by a car.
His wife Denise is still reeling over the news after surviving the mass shooting alongside her husband less than seven weeks ago.
“I'm angry. I'm angry. I feel that he was under the influence of something or drunk and didn't want to get caught, so he bailed and left my husband laying there in the street. He doesn't deserve that,” she said.
“I think if I could've done anything differently, he wouldn't have been on that road.”
Mrs McClellan said her husband was still heavily affected by the shooting where he rushed to help people while his wife hid in a metal container.“It was really messing with his head and he was going to therapy,” she explained.
“This isn't what I wanted for him. I don't understand why he wasn't taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way.
“I hope my husband found peace and he's safe now."
Investigators have located the car involved in the crash and criminal charges against the driver are pending.
Last month, a husband and wife also died in a car accident just two weeks after escaping the horrific Las Vegas massacre unharmed.
Dennis Carver, 52, flung himself across his wife Lorraine, 53, to shield her from bullets as Stephen Paddock opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival in early October.
Then on October 16th, the couple crashed into a metal gate less than a kilometre from their home.
Their 16-year-old daughter Madison heard the crash and sprinted towards the sound, only to find her parents and their vehicle engulfed in flames that took firefighters an hour to put out.
Their oldest daughter Brooke told Las Vegas Review Journal their love was “selfless” when talking about her father’s decision to shield his wife with his body during the shooting.
“That’s just the kind of love they had for each other,” she said.