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Man identified in last week's bus stop crash

Posted at 1:43 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 22:55:27-05

UPDATE: The man struck and killed was identified as 68-year-old Jason Donahue. He died of multiple blunt force injuries.


Police say a man was waiting for the bus near Lake Mead Boulevard and Rancho Drive on Thursday afternoon when a driver crossed into on-coming traffic and struck the bus shelter and man, killing him.

13 Action News spoke with witnesses near the scene, including a woman who performed CPR to try and save the man's life.

"It's your first instinct," said Belinda Dorton. "It doesn't matter who or what, you just want to help."

Belinda Dorton, who is CPR certified, knew she had to do something when she heard the crash that would end up taking a man's life.

"I just started kicking stuff out of the way so I could get up there," said Dorton. "People were standing around. When they're in shock they don't know what to do."

But Belinda knew if anyone could restart his heart, it would be her. She tried multiple times to find a pulse, but she had no luck.

"If i hadn't tried, I would have felt bad you know, what if? What if I had tried and he came back?" asked Dorton.

"They lifted his hand and put it on his chest and it just looked lifeless. It was horrible, really horrible," said witness Shonnique Rose.

Both woman agree something needs to be done before another person loses their life sitting at a bus stop.

"The bus stop needs to be safer," said Dorton. "The speed limit needs to be enforced and people need to be aware of the people at the bus stops."

The fatal incident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m.

The crash is still under investigation.