Woman Faces 71 Charges In Deadly Vegas Strip Sidewalk Crash

  • by: Alan Duke

Holloway's three-year-old daughter was sitting in the backseat of the 1996 Oldsmobile when it veered off Las Vegas Boulevard and onto the crowded sidewalk near Planet Hollywood Casino, where just minutes earlier the Miss Universe pageant had ended.

Security camera video and witness accounts suggest Holloway intentionally ran over pedestrians. "Some jumped on her car and ran up to the window and banged on it trying to get her to stop, but she didn't," Sheriff Lombardo said.

After driving the Oldsmobile onto the sidewalk near the Paris hotel, Holloway drove several blocks away to the Tuscany hotel where she left the car parked, with the child inside, and told the valet to call police.

One person died soon after the incident. Three others are critically hurt with head injuries and another 23 people were treated at hospitals. The victims include people from Canada, Mexico, Orgeon, Colorado and California.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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