FedEx driver killed trying to help another driver on Las Vegas Boulevard

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LAS VEGAS — A 60-year-old driver for Federal Express was killed Thursday night while trying to help the driver of a Corvette, officials say.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported the incident happened on Las Vegas Boulevard near Via Inspirada as a 1993 Chevy Corvette caught fire while traveling north on the boulevard, KTNV reports.

The FedEx driver, later identified as John Stacey, saw the fire and jumped out with a fire extinguisher. He was crossing Las Vegas Boulevard when he was hit by a cement mixer.

The Pahrump resident was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the cement mixer stayed on scene and impairment did not appear to be a factor, according to NHP.

The crash remains under investigation.

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