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UPDATE: Mom fighting for life after 8-car crash

Posted at 7:59 AM, Jan 11, 2017

LATEST: The woman critically injured in the crash remains in a coma at University Medical Center.

Lindsey Wilkinson's sister says her fellow Air Force Reserve members worked to help get the family to her bedside.

"I know she is still completely with us. She can can hear every joke because we still joke with her that is what she loves," Tara Marta said.
The family says they have received hundreds of phone calls and online messages from people who know Wilkinson.
"She can touch a life in an instant with her; she is so charming. She is pretty dang funny and I think that captures people," Marta said.

Wilkinson served in the Air Force and remains a member of the Air Force Reserve. 

She also recently finished nursing school.

According to the family, the biggest reason the 33-year-old will continue to fight is her young daughter.
"Her baby is her world, and she will not leave her," Marta said.
Friends set up a GoFundMe account for Wilkinson that raised $13,000 in the first day, but with a "marathon" recovery process ahead the family is appreciative of the help they have already received.

UPDATE:  One person is in very critical condition, and several other people were transported to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road. Police say most were minor injuries.  

During the investigation, police feared a small child may be among the injured, after finding a booster seat in the car that was hit by the van.  Police were able to confirm that child had been dropped off at school, moments before that crash.  

Police say the driver they believe is responsible for the crash, may have had a medical issue or episode when it happened. They are working with doctors to get more details. That driver has also been tested for impairment.  


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police say 8 cars were involved in a crash at Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road Wednesday morning.

Las Vegas police say at least one person was critically injured. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.

13 Action News has a crew at the scene. More information to come.