Cops: 'Stoic' Vegas Driver Asked Valet to Call 911

Lakeisha Holloway, 24, identified as suspect in mass hit-and-run on Strip
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Cops: 'Stoic' Vegas Driver Asked Valet to Call 911
Las Vegas police examine a sedan believed to have been that of a woman who swerved into pedestrians, killing one and injuring at least 30 in Las Vegas, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015.   (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

The woman accused of intentionally steering her car into crowds on the sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday has been identified as 24-year-old Lakeisha Holloway, who is believed to be from out of state and had been in Vegas for about a week, investigators say, possibly living in her car. Holloway is described as "stoic" in the aftermath, reports USA Today, and reportedly asked a valet to call 911 after describing her actions.

Police say she may have had an argument with the father of her 3-year-old daughter, who was in the vehicle; a drug expert at the scene further tells the AP that the suspect was on some type of "stimulant," though the Review-Journal reports that she wasn't exhibiting severe impairment, citing police sources. Formal charges are expected later Monday or early Tuesday, the DA tells USA Today. A 32-year-old Arizonan, Jessica Valenzuela, has been identified as the sole casualty thus far. (More Las Vegas stories.)

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