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Driver In Fatal Las Vegas Strip Mow-Down Charged With 71 Crimes

Lakeisha Holloway is accused of driving through a crowd of people on the Las Vegas strip in December, killing one.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:34 p.m. ET

Posted on January 20, 2016, at 3:20 p.m. ET

Lakeisha Nicole Holloway.
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Lakeisha Nicole Holloway.

The woman accused of driving through a crowd of people on the Las Vegas strip in December, killing one and injuring 35 others, now faces 71 charges, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Lakeisha Holloway had earlier been charged with one count of murder, but she now faces 30 counts of attempted murder, and four counts of attempted murder of someone over 60, according to the Clark County district attorney's office.

Nevada prosecutors also filed a number of charges related to battery, child abuse, and endangerment against Holloway, whose 3-year-old daughter was in the backseat of the vehicle at the time of the Dec. 20 incident.

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

If convicted of all charges, Holloway faces a sentence of over 1,000 years in prison.

Police and emergency crews respond to the scene.
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Police and emergency crews respond to the scene.

Prosecutors have previously said Holloway’s toxicology tests found that the level of active marijuana in her blood at the time of the crash was 3.5 ng/mL.

The test results, however, would not affect the murder case against her, they said, adding that "there is no reasonable explanation or excuse for the actions of this defendant."

In her first court appearance in December, the attorneys for Holloway said she was “heartbroken” by what happened.

The 24-year-old had previously appeared in a video about overcoming homelessness and family drug addiction.

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