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UPDATE: Man found trapped between car and wall in northeast Las Vegas

Posted at 8:46 AM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 13:37:00-04

Las Vegas police were called to a home around 6:17 a.m. today in the 1900 block of Pasadena Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard and Mount Hood Street.

A person says they awoke to find a man who he had recently met trapped between his vehicle and a cinder block wall outside his home. The man trapped by the vehicle has been pronounced dead.

Police say the person who died tried was trying to steal the truck but instead of putting it in reverse, it was in drive. For some reason the man got out of the truck and got pinned between the door and the wall until another person, Christopher Alexander found him.

Christopher Alexander is the owner of that truck. "So I took his pulse and I said, 'Fray! Fray! Fray! And he's like, what's wrong?' I said, 'Come on! Come on! Call the police!' Yeah I kinda like tripped out... He's just there smashed between a door and a wall. And I'm like is he alive or is he like."

Alexander knew the man who died. He said he had recently made a new friend who visited him Monday night. He couldn't find him Tuesday morning though so he went looking.

"He's not in the bathroom and I opened up the door and he's like hanging! I'm like, how somebody do that to themselves? Is he playing a trick on me? Like yeah, I thought I was being punked.:

Right now, police believe Christopher's friend's death was an accident.

Christopher has a theory on what exactly happened.

"He had tried to put it in reverse and he hit drive so he crashed through the fence. And then he was trying to get out the door. And then the wind blew the door. Smashed!"

Alexander says this image will haunt him for the rest of his life.

"I don't know how to react to it. I don't know how to formulate this in my brain."

The death is still under investigation at this time. The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.