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UPDATE: $50K bail set for accused driver in deadly west Las Vegas crash that killed child

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Person extricated from car after Henderson crash
Posted at 6:57 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 17:51:14-04

UPDATE JULY 14, 8 A.M.: Bail has been set at $50,000 for Lauren Prescia in court.

UPDATE JULY 14, 5 A.M.: Lauren Prescia, the woman police say was driving during a deadly suspected DUI crash that killed her 1-year-old son, is expected to appear in court at 7:30 a.m.

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She faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death, felony reckless driving, and abuse, neglect or endangerment of a child.

13 Action News spoke with the boy's father, Cameron Jones. He says he was on the phone with Prescia just before the crash and asked her to slow down. Watch the interview here.

UPDATE JULY 13, 3:50 P.M.: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified Lauren Prescia as the driver of the Hyundai Sonata involved in the crash on July 12.

The victim in the crash has been identified as Prescia's 1-year-old son, Royce.

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Lauren Prescia mugshot from LVMPD.

Police say Prescia failed a field sobriety test at the scene of the crash.

Police say she was traveling at 121 mph, well above the posted speed limit.

Her charges include driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death, felony reckless driving, and abuse, neglect or endangerment of a child.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police say a child is dead after a crash Sunday night in west Las Vegas.

According to authorities, a Hyundai Sonata carrying a 23-year-old woman and a 1-year-old boy (originally believed to be around 2 years old by police) was speeding on North Rampart near West Lake Mead boulevards shortly after 7 p.m.

Original coverage: Las Vegas breaking news for July 12, 2020

A Nissan Sentra was making a turn from Lake Mead to Rampart when the Hyundai hit the Nissan, police say.

The Nissan veered off the roadway and the Hyundai lost control and continued in a northeast direction on Rampart, eventually veering off the roadway and hitting a marquee sign.

Police say the crash into the sign severed the right half of the vehicle.

The boy in the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two other people involved in the crash - the drivers of the two cars - suffered minor injuries, police say.

Impairment and excessive speed are suspected to have contributed to the cause of the crash, police say.

This death marks the 50th traffic-related death in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department jurisdiction for 2020.

This crash remains under investigation.

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