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Vegas strip crash victim was 32-year-old mum-of-three

Jessica Valenzuela with her three daughters. Credit: Go Fund Me

The woman killed when a car crashed into her on the Las Vegas strip was a 32-year-old mum-of-three.

Jessica Valenzuela died and at least 35 others were injured, including an 11-year-old boy, in Sunday's tragedy.

Miss Valenzuela's sister-in-law has since set up a Go Fund Me page to help the family pay for her funeral costs and transporting her body back to Arizona, which has raised nearly $30,000 (£20,253).

Police said 24-year-old Lakeisha Holloway has been charged with murder.

What we know about the Las Vegas crash suspect

Police have named the suspect who allegedly drove into pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip, killing one person.

Fresh details have emerged about Lakeisha Holloway. Credit: Reuters

Lakeisha Holloway, 24, is expected to face murder and other charges in connection with Sunday's incident.

Police said Holloway had been homeless and living in a car with her three-year-old child - who was apparently in the car at the time of the crash.

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters that Holloway may have been under the influence of a "stimulant" and had just had an argument with the child's father prior to the crash.

11-year-old boy among those injured in Las Vegas crash

An 11-year-old boy was among those injured when a car drove onto a pavement in Las Vegas. Credit: Reuters

An 11-year-old boy was among those injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians outside a Las Vegas casino.

A witness said that he was trapped under the front of the vehicle before being ejected when the driver accelerated.

The witness told AP: "You could see the people literally flying off. And she had one little boy trapped underneath the front side of the vehicle. And she came to a stop and she accelerated again and it's a front wheel drive car and he shot out to the side. And you could see him eject to the front of the vehicle."

An adult was killed and at least 30 others, some visitors from Montreal, Canada, were injured. Six were in a critical but stable condition, police said.

Driver suspected of Las Vegas crash had child in car

The woman suspected of ploughing into pedestrians, killing one and injuring 36 others, had a three-year-old child in the car at the time, police said.

The woman, described as black and in her 20s, is in detention and is expected to be charged later today, Las Vegas police officer, Dan McGrath added.

The child was unharmed in the incident.

Based on the evidence and information from our fatal investigators, at this point we are treating this as an intentional act. She is in the detention centre right now, she is speaking to detectives. I expect her to be charged within the next few hours.

– Las Vegas police officer, Dan McGrath

McGrath added that the 1996 Oldsmobile four-door car hit pedestrians as it mounted the sidewalk two to three times.


Las Vegas Police confirm deadly crash was intentional

Police investigate after the crash that killed one person and injured 36. Credit: Reuters

Police have confirmed that the deadly crash on the Las Vegas Strip was intentional.

One person was killed and at least 36 others injured after a driver mounted the pavement and hit pedestrians near the hotel and casino where the Miss Universe pageant was being held.

But police have ruled out terrorism.

Driver 'drove off' after Las Vegas accident

Peter Boffelli from the Las Vegas police department Credit: RTV

The driver who hit pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip drove off after the accident, according the Las Vegas police.

The accident occurred when a woman drove "up onto the sidewalk", Peter Boffelli from the Las Vegas police department told a news conference

Asked if the woman had driven off after the accident he said, "from what we understand, yes she did drive off", but he added that she had since been detained and was being tested for alcohol and drugs.

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