The grieving wife of a man killed in a hit-and-run accident just six weeks after surviving that Las Vegas shooting massacre says she still doesn’t fully understand the circumstances of her husband’s death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Roy McClellan was killed in a hit-and-run in Pahrump, Nevada, on November 17, when he was reportedly hitchhiking.
According to the latest report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, police have located the car believed to be responsible for the deadly crash. And though a police officer told the newspaper they have identified a person of interest, no arrests have been made.
“I just want some answers,” Roy’s wife Denise McClellan told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“I want to know why this person has not been arrested.”
Details about the fatal accident have been scarce, and it is unclear why McClellan was walking along a highway in the early hours of November 17 when he was killed. The day before, he had reportedly driven from his home in Las Vegas to a friend’s place in Pahrump to help with a house project, but the two had a falling out and McClellan reportedly stormed off at about 2 p.m. on November 16.
“He didn’t look like he was in his right mind,” McClellan’s friend reportedly told Denise.
It is unclear what he did between that time and nearly 12 hours later when he was found dead.
Denise McClellan told the newspaper that her husband had struggled with depression, and said in an earlier media interview that having been caught in the gun massacre was “messing with his head.”
But Denise said he was seeking therapy and insists there is no way her husband would take his own life.
“The one thing I know he would not do is commit suicide,” Denise told the newspaper.
“He was a strong man who had a strong faith in God.”
McClellan’s wife also said that her husband risked his own safety on the night of the deadly shooting, returning to the scene after bringing his wife home to see if anyone else needed a ride.
“My husband battled on a daily basis with depression, but that’s only one side of him,” she said.
“He was also someone who would give up his last dollar or give someone the shirt off his own back. That’s who he really was.”