Driver in Vegas Crash Seeking Estranged Boyfriend

A homeless woman who slammed a car carrying her 3-year-old daughter into a crowd of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip was believed to be on a trip to find the girl’s estranged father, authorities said Monday.

Based on video, police believe Lakeisha N. Holloway, 24, intentionally mowed down people on a busy stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard, killing one and injuring dozens of others Sunday night. She is on suicide watch at a jail, which raises questions about her mental state, a defense attorney said.

After the crash, she parked at a casino a few blocks off the Strip, told a parking attendant that she ran over people nearby and asked the valet to call 911, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. Her daughter, who was in the backseat, was not hurt.

The sheriff said Holloway was “very stoic” when police arrived, showed no resistance and spoke coherently about what happened. He declined to elaborate on what she said.

Holloway, who was being held without bail, will be charged with murder with a deadly weapon, said Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson, who anticipated “a great number” of additional charges.