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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed in motorized wheelchair

Woman dies after June crash in northwest Las Vegas
Posted at 7:13 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 15:32:45-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — OCT. 21: The Clark County coroner has identified the man in the motorized wheelchair as 56-year-old Cleophus Johnson of Las Vegas. His cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries. His death was ruled accidental.

ORIGINAL STORY
A man in a motorized wheelchair is dead after being hit by a 1992 Nissan pickup at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

It happened on South Nellis boulevard just east of Flamingo Road.

Witnesses say the Nissan and a 2001 Toyota Sequoia were traveling south on Nellis when the man in the wheelchair attempted to cross from the east sidewalk to the west sidewalk and entered into the paths of the vehicles.

He was hit first by the Nissan and ejected from his chair and into the path of the Toyota, which ran over him before coming to a stop.

The man in the motorized wheelchair was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Both drivers stayed at the scene of the collision and did not show any signs of impairment.

Nellis Boulevard was closed for several hours after the collision.

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The man's death marked the 77th traffic-related fatality in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for 2020.

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after notification.

The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD's Collision Investigation Section.

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