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Husband of Strip crash victim speaks out

Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 09:57:19-05
The husband of the woman killed when a driver plowed into dozens of people on the Las Vegas Strip is speaking out for the first time.
Monday would have been Jessica Valenzuela's 33rd birthday.
Her husband and three children are still planning to celebrate as they spoke publicly for the first time today.
"She was the kindest, most caring person I have ever met," says her husband Axel.
Jessica was the only person killed in the Dec. 20 crash.
She was in town with Axel to celebrate their anniversary when police say Lakeisha Holloway drove up on the sidewalk outside Planet Hollywood hotel-casino, killing Valenzuela and injuring dozens of others.
Holloway's 3-year-old daughter was in the car at the time, but was not hurt.
Axel said it is hard to talk about that night.
"We went downstairs and we weren't even on the street for 5 minutes when it happened," Axel said. "It just happened so fast, but I don't want to talk about that."
The family is planning to celebrate Jessica's 33rd birthday with a cake their children baked. It's even topped with a best mom trophy.
Axel says part of the reason he decided to talk Monday is because he wanted to thank the community for its support over the past couple months.
As for the driver, Holloway is expected in court later this week as she faces 71 charges in connection with the crash that killed Valenzuela.