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Semi-truck driver strikes man, drags body half-mile in North Las Vegas

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A NLVPD patrol car is on the scene of a fatal overnight crash March 16, 2018 (NLVPD / Twitter). A NLVPD patrol car is on the scene of a fatal overnight crash March 16, 2018 (NLVPD / Twitter).
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

A man is dead after being struck by a semi-truck early Friday morning in North Las Vegas. 

NLVPD officers responded to reports of a man down in the roadway on the Lake Mead Boulevard on-ramp near Interstate 15 around 2 a.m. Emergency crews pronounced the man dead on the scene, a release said. 

Officer Aaron Patty said the incident was originally being investigated as a hit and run, but officers later located the driver of a semi-truck who may have not known that he struck the man near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard. 

Patty said the semi-truck driver ran over the man in a gas station parking lot near Las Vegas Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard and dragged the body about half-mile to the freeway on-ramp where the body was later found. 

The 36-year-old driver of the semi-truck was located and cooperated with officers, Patty said. Police do not suspect alcohol and speed as factors in the crash. 

The victim's identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner after his family is notified. 

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to contact North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Stay with FOX5 for updates. 

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