Contact: Audrie Locke
Phone: (702) 671-2700
1/20/2016

Additional Charges Filed Against Driver Accused of Fatal Crash on Strip

‚Äč       Today the Clark County District Attorney filed an amended Criminal Complaint charging a total of 71 crimes against Lakeisha Holloway, the woman accused of the fatal crash on the Las Vegas Strip on December 20, 2015. 

       Those charges reflect her intentional injury of 35 people, including one count of Open Murder With Use of a Deadly Weapon, 30 counts of Attempt Murder with Use of a Deadly Weapon and 4 counts of Attempt Murder with Use of a Deadly Weapon where the victim was 60 years of age or older.  In addition to those charges, the State filed a number of charges of Battery with a Deadly Weapon for 11 of the victims who suffered substantial bodily harm.  There are also two counts of Child Abuse, Neglect or Endangerment for the 11 year old victim struck by the vehicle and the defendant's three-year-old daughter who was in the backseat of the vehicle at the time of the incident.

         "These charges will ensure the protection of our community from the defendant for a very long time," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Marc DiGiacomo

         "These additional charges reflect the totality of the lives impacted by the defendant's actions, said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.  "If convicted of all charges, the defendant may be sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison."

            The next hearing for this case is a Status Check, which is scheduled for February 4, 2016.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation's 13th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.1 million citizens and 45 million visitors a year. Included are the nation's 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state's largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to about 954,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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