‘He was such a sweetheart’: Fiancée of victim killed in Kellogg hit-and-run speaks about his life


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita family searching for answers two days after their loved one was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash on Kellogg.

Police say Lamont McClary’s motorcycle stalled and was hit by an SUV. The driver of the car took off.

On Tuesday, McClary’s fiancée, Nance Pérez, spoke to KSN News about his life.

“Whenever we would go out to the store, he would always be such a child. It was the best thing ever,” said Pérez.

Nancy met Lamont McClary when he was 20 years old. Since then, she says it was love at first sight.

“He always put everyone else’s feelings before him. He would always try to make everyone feel better,” added Pérez.

Which is why she can’t believe he is gone.

“I started panicking so I called my mom, and she didn’t want to tell me over the phone, so she had someone that was in Topeka with me tell me,” said Pérez.

Authorities confirmed to Pérez’s mother that McClary’s body was on Kellogg and his bike was the one hit by the SUV.

“He was such a sweetheart,” added Pérez.

A tragedy that she hopes other drivers can avoid with some simple advice.

“If you do see them, pull over, ask them if they’re okay, if they are just on the side of the road like he was,” said Pérez.

McClary was a Marine and his dad is now trying to find help and make sure his son gets the funeral services he deserves.

If you have any information that could help police find the hit-and-run driver, call Crime Stoppers at (316) 267-2111, detectives at (316) 350-3692, or the See Something Say Something hotline (316) 519-2282.


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