A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who was critically injured when he was struck by the suspect's vehicle during a pursuit Tuesday has been taken off life support and pronounced dead.

Trooper Micah May was hit by a car that was being chased on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas by other NHP troopers. The driver reportedly stole the car before leading officers on a chase that covered about 20 miles, KLAS reports.

May was deploying tire deflation spikes to stop the suspect when he was hit.

The suspect, identified by authorities as 60-year-old Douglas Claiborne was shot and killed by troopers.

May is survived by his wife and two children, the Reno Gazette Journal reports.

During 13 years with the Highway Patrol, he received awards for apprehending impaired drivers and a departmental Medal of Valor in 2014, the state agency said in a statement. 

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