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Woman faces reckless driving charges after fatal collision with skateboarder

Driver had no license
Police investigation underway
Posted at 3:16 PM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-19 18:33:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Destiny America Jimenez, 19, was booked for reckless driving resulting in substantial harm after a crash that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old skateboarder.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police report Jimenez told officers she had drank alcohol and smoked marijuana before driving a 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

According to a police report, while Jimenez was operating the Jeep, “the Juvenile was ejected from the skateboard and onto the roadway before being run over by the Jeep’s rear right tire.”

Per LVMPD, the 15-year-old boy died on May 17 due to his injuries. His death marks LVMPD’s 54th traffic-related fatality in their jurisdiction for 2022.

Investigations into the crash are ongoing LVMPD reports.

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