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Charges filed against Strip crash suspect

Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 22, 2015

The Clark County District Attorney's Office filed charges Tuesday in Sunday's fatal crash on the Las Vegas Strip.

24-year-old Lakeisha Holloway faces one count of murder with use of a deadly weapon, one count of child abuse, neglect, or endangerment and one count of leaving the scene of an accident. More charges are expected to be filed.

Under the new law that went into effect on Oct. 1, leaving an accident scene where an injury occurred is now punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

On Sunday evening, police said Holloway drove into the sidewalk near Bally's and Planet Hollywood several times, hitting dozens of people. 37 people were injured and Jessica Valenzuela of Arizona was killed.

Holloway is scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families,” said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson in a statement. “This is a horrendous and inexcusable act that has needlessly and tragically impacted countless lives. I am confident that, as the investigation unfolds, we will be filing many more charges against Ms. Holloway.”