A man who survived the October 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concertgoers and injured hundreds in Las Vegas has been killed in a hit-and-run in southern Nevada.

Roy McClellan of Las Vegas was killed on November 17 while hitchhiking on State Route 160 in Pahrump, about 50 miles (80km) west of Las Vegas.

His widow, Denise McClellan, told KSNV-TV she can't understand why her 52-year-old husband survived the shooting, only to die in a hit-and-run.

She says the mass shooting "was messing with his head" and that he was undergoing therapy.

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