LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A semi truck driver died late Thursday night after trying to help a driver whose vehicle was on fire.

The driver was identified by the Clark County coroner as John Stacy, 60, of Pahrump. His cause and manner of death were still being investigated.

Nevada Highway Patrol said at about 10:40 p.m. Aug. 22, troopers were dispatched to the area of Las Vegas Boulevard south of Via Inspirada.

NHP said a 1993 Chevy Corvette was in the right shoulder of northbound Las Vegas Boulevard when it unexpectedly caught fire.

Stacy, who was driving a FedEx semi truck, saw the fire and pulled over into the southbound right shoulder. He had a fire extinguisher and began to cross the street to help the driver when a cement truck struck him while crossing.

Stacy was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the cement struck stayed at the scene and was cooperating with investigators, according to NHP.

Impairment did not appear to be a factor, according to NHP.

All travel lanes reopened just before 4 a.m. Aug. 23.

The crash remains under investigation.

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(2) comments

Kaci

A "cement" truck or a concrete truck??? Get it right, they are 2 different types of trucks.

Hawks15

It says cement truck. Can't you read english yet or are you just being ignorant?

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