BLACK WOMAN Intentionally Drove Into Las Vegas Crowd; 1 Dead, 6 Critical, Dozens Wounded

Details are still developing in this story but one thing has been confirmed: it was intentional.

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as Lakeisha N. Holloway:

Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, of Portland, has been identified as the driver, who had a toddler in the back seat when she allegedly hit pedestrians on two different sections of the sidewalk while heading north on Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way.

She is accused of murder, child abuse or neglect and failure to remain at the scene of an accident, jail records show, and is being held without bail at Clark County Jail.

Prosecutors say they expect to file murder charges and other counts against the driver. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Monday that the vehicle could be considered a deadly weapon. (Daily Mail)

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – LATEST UPDATE: The Las Vegas Strip reopened to traffic at around 5 a.m. Monday morning.

UPDATE: Police have now confirmed that the crash was intentional.

According to Las Vegas police, a black woman in her 20s driving a 1996 Oldsmobile drove onto the sidewalk between the Paris hotel-casino and Bally’s at 2 different locations. The driver has been arrested and a 3-year-old child in the car with the driver is unharmed. 6 victims are still in critical condition and 1 person has died.

Witnesses reported that people tried to stop the driver and that her windshield was completely smashed. She fled the scene and police caught her at Flamingo Road and Koval. She was briefly barricaded in her car and refused to come out for a while before she was arrested. Her vehicle has Oregon license plates and it is believed that she has been in Las Vegas for about a week.

Read more: KTNV

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