Man struck by vehicle on U.S. 95 identified

Krista Hostetler

Man struck by vehicle on U.S. 95 identified

CREATED Jul. 14, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A man was struck by a vehicle, forcing authorities to close a portion of a major Las Vegas freeway.

It happened around noon on U.S. 95 northbound at Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police said the man was struck along 95. He was transported in critical condition to UMC, but died a short time later.

The freeway was closed where the incident happened. Drivers were encouraged to use alternative routes.

The Clark County Coroner identified the man as 22-year-old Leandrew Correy Wells of Las Vegas.

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