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UPDATE: 2 kids lose mom to suspected DUI driver

Donneka Harris' children are 14 and 11 years old
Driver causes fatal crash after fleeing wreck
Posted at 1:30 PM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-14 15:52:31-04

UPDATE APRIL 13: The Clark County coroner identified the woman killed as 32-year-old Donneka Harris of North Las Vegas. 13 Action News spoke with her family late Friday night.

"I want the lady to serve time because I don't get to wake up to my mom," said Trevion Harris.  

The 14-year-old says he doesn't understand why his mother, who was completely innocent, was the only person who did not survive the crash. 

"I wanted to take care of her, but she didn't get to see the rest of her life," said Harris.

Police identify the suspect as Sarah Lee, 39. Lee is currently being held at the Clark County Detention Center.

Loved ones say Harris was the rock, and pillar of her family.  

"I looked up to her, she was my role model," said Brandi Harris, "everything I wished to be as a mother."

In this unbelievably painful time, the tight-knit family is showing remarkable strength. Harris's mom had a message for the suspect. 

"I really just want her to realize what she really did," said mom Robin McKiry, "...someday because of the way I was raised, I'll forgive her maybe, one day."

Family members have created a GoFundMe page to help cover Harris's funeral expenses. 

"I consider her a number one mom," said Trevion Harris.

UPDATE AT 11:30 P.M. APRIL 12:  Friends tell 13 Action News a mother was killed by the suspected DUI driver.  We're told she had recently found love, getting married less than two years ago.

The coroner will release the victim's identity once family members have been identified.

UPDATE AT 3:44 P.M. Nevada Highway Patrol officials have released new details about the collision.

They say a black Mercedes SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed on Warm Springs Road when the female driver clipped a Cadillac SUV. The Mercedes didn't stop. Troopers say the Cadillac tried to follow the Mercedes but stopped once the Mercedes sped off.

As the Mercedes was fleeing, the driver ran a red light and crashed into the side of a Chevy Malibu. The impact of the crash sent both vehicles crashing into four other vehicles.

The female driver of the Mercedes fled on foot, went inside a nearby Boot Barn store and apparently changed shirts.

Law enforcement officers arrested the woman at a neighboring business.

The female driver of the Chevy died, while the woman who was arrested was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Two other vehicles were also taken to the hospital. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating this case.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- One person is dead after a crash near Las Vegas Boulevard and Warm Springs Road on Thursday.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a crash between two vehicles happened near the intersection around 10 a.m. One vehicle fled from that crash, causing another collision with multiple vehicles.

One person died due to the second collision. It is not clear at this time if the deceased is the person who tried to flee the scene or another person.

Three other people aside from the deceased were taken to local hospitals. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

Correction: The original version of this story suggested that the woman who was arrested got out of her vehicle after the first crash when she actually didn't exit her vehicle until the second crash, according to new information from police. This story has been edited to reflect these changes.