UPDATE: On April 26, the Clark County Coroner's Office notified Las Vegas police that George Schwab succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at Nathan Adelson Hospice.
On June 7, the Coroner's Office released an update that the cause of death was complications of multiple blunt force injuries due to being struck by a vehicle.
The collision remains under investigation by Las Vegas police.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A decorated veteran is fighting for his life after being hit by a car early Wednesday morning.
An 84-year-old George Schwab was found bleeding in the middle of the roadway near Spencer Street and Robindale Road around 5 a.m. on Wednesday. Schwab is in critical condition at Sunrise Trauma following the crash with brain swelling and bleeding and two broken ribs. He's currently on life support.
Evidence at the scene and witness statements say the man was walking in the roadway when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle.
Schwab, who served in both Korea and Vietnam, was walking down the street to volunteer at a local hospital. That's when a driver hit him and then took off.
"He doesn't deserve to be where he's at right now," said son-in-law Paul Litjen.
Now his family just hopes that the driver at fault is found.
The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a black 2003-2007 Honda Accord. The vehicle should have right front/right side damage and a missing passenger side mirror.
This collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Accident Investigation Section.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.