Gordon Dwyer : “Nevada Man Fatally Struck by Pickup Truck While Walking in Roundabout: NSP”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A tragic incident occurred in Mesquite, Nevada, as a pedestrian lost his life after being struck by a pickup truck while walking through a roundabout, according to the Nevada State Police Highway Patrol. The incident took place on the evening of November 15, at approximately 5:10 p.m., at the intersection of Oasis Boulevard and Ivy Lee Crest.

The Nevada State Police promptly responded to a distress call reporting the crash. The investigation revealed that a GMC Canyon pickup truck was traveling northbound on Oasis Boulevard, approaching the roundabout, when a pedestrian unexpectedly stepped into the lane directly in the path of the GMC. Tragically, the pickup truck collided with the pedestrian, causing severe injuries.

The pedestrian, identified as Gordon Dwyer, a 69-year-old resident of Mesquite, was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention. Despite the efforts of medical professionals, Dwyer’s injuries were too severe, and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

This unfortunate incident marks the 66th fatal crash reported by the NSP Southern Command in 2023, resulting in a total of 80 fatalities. As authorities continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash, it serves as a somber reminder of the importance of road safety and pedestrians’ responsibility to adhere to designated crosswalks.

The Nevada State Police Highway Patrol urges all drivers to exercise caution and remain alert when approaching intersections, especially those with roundabouts. It is crucial for pedestrians to use designated crosswalks and follow traffic laws to ensure their safety while sharing the road with vehicles.

The loss of Gordon Dwyer’s life is a tragic event that has deeply affected the Mesquite community. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. As we mourn this loss, let us strive to create safer roadways for pedestrians and motorists alike, working towards a future with zero fatalities on our streets.

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