MESQUITE, Nev. — Authorities have identified a man who was struck and killed on a highway near the Nevada-Arizona state lines, not far from Utah.

The Spectrum reports the Clark County coroner’s office in Las Vegas says Jesus Zapata-Hernandez, of Mesquite, Nevada, was killed Nov. 10 in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 in Mesquite.

Mesquite police public information officer Quinn Averett says Zapata-Hernandez also has been identified as “the person who had forced entry into three business buildings” on the previous night.

Averett says police do not know why Zapata-Hernandez was on the roadway in the early morning hours.

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