LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest about a fatal car-pedestrian crash Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip (all times local):
Police say one person was killed after a car crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip.
Lt. Peter Boffelli says the vehicle was in the northbound lanes of Las Vegas Boulevard near Bellagio Way when the vehicle drove up onto the sideway in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and struck pedestrians, including 37 people who were taken to the hospital. One person was killed, six were in critical condition, 26 injured and four were treated and released.
“This is a huge tragedy that has happened on our Strip,” Boffelli says.
Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell says the call for help came in at 6:38 p.m. and 70 emergency crew workers were sent to the scene.
Boffelli also says the counter-terrorism unit was at the scene but a motive has not been determined. “(It’s) unknown if it’s an intentional act or impairment act,” he said.
The female driver left the scene. But she has since been taken into custody and is being interviewed and tested for alcohol and controlled substances.
Las Vegas Police Officer Jesse Roybal said the incident did not appear to be a terrorist act.
The Miss Universe pageant was being held nearby at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino at the time of the crash.
Authorities say 11 adults were taken to a trauma center after a car ran into pedestrians Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip.
Danita Cohen, spokeswoman for University Medical Center in Las Vegas, says the crash victims were brought to its trauma center. No conditions were immediately available.
KSNV-TV says the crash occurred in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino and Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino on South Las Vegas Boulevard, north of Harmon Avenue. The crash took place about 6 p.m. The Miss Universe pageant was being held at the Planet Hollywood at the time of the crash.
The station says a woman, the alleged driver in the crash, is undergoing a field sobriety test. Multiple police and fire trucks are at the scene.
KSNV says the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has closed Las Vegas Boulevard between Harmon and Flamingo Road.