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Man hit and killed by semi-truck while running from Metro identified

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A police vehicle blocks an on-ramp to U.S. 95 while an investigation into a crash that involved a suspect took place on Sept. 29, 2016. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5) A police vehicle blocks an on-ramp to U.S. 95 while an investigation into a crash that involved a suspect took place on Sept. 29, 2016. (Jason Westerhaus/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man accused of shooting someone earlier this month who died after trying to escape from officers during a traffic stop has been identified. 

According to the Clark County Coroner's Office, 34-year-old Lewis William Borland, of Las Vegas, died in the incident.

Officers say Borland crashed his car into a wall near Flamingo Road and then tried to cross the freeway on foot before being killed by a semi-truck on U.S. 95.

Police said Borland was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police believed Borland may have a connection to a shooting that occurred on Sept. 22 at the Miracle Mile Trailer Park. Officers reported that the victim in that case had non-life threatening injuries and was driven to the hospital by his girlfriend.

"(Witnesses) said that he was like in a coma or something," said Sasha Segovia, who lives at the complex. "He got shot twice in the head, once in the stomach... We just heard like five gunshots go off and then all of a sudden we see all these cops everywhere and supposedly some guy over the bridge said his son had got shot. "

Segovia, and other people who live at the park, said the suspect probably deserved to be run over and killed - if police had the right guy.

"That's no way to take another life but (the man) did almost kill somebody," said Segovia. "I feel bad for him, but KARMA... It's done. It's over with. Now we ain't have to worry about him running around shooting somebody else."

The man's name has not yet been released. Until then, some call the crash "tragic." Others call it "justice."

"If you running from the law, something bad is going to happen," said Lauis Enriquez, who also lives at the trailer park.

U.S. 95 was closed in both directions in the immediate area. Police urged drivers on the northbound freeway lanes to exit at Boulder Highway. Drivers heading southbound on U.S. 95 were urged to use surface streets.

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