LAS VEGAS -- You've heard of "dead man walking," used to describe the condemned's long stroll to the execution chamber?
But dead man driving?
Las Vegas police are scratching their heads after officers pursuing a car -- one that appeared to be driving itself -- found a dead man behind the wheel.
Authorities said a patrolman reported that he saw a Nissan Maxima blow through a red light about 6 p.m. Sunday near Martin Luther King and Lake Mead boulevards, but was perplexed not to see anyone in the driver's seat.
After the car left the intersection, officials said, it jumped a median and veered into a landscaped area near a church before turning back into oncoming traffic and hitting another vehicle. It’s not clear how far the car traveled, but police said it wasn't a short distance.