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Coroner IDs 2 tourists killed in hit-and-run crash near Fremont Street Experience

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (FOX5) – The Clark County coroner’s office has identified two tourists who died in a hit-and-run accident near the Fremont Street Experience on Wednesday night.

According to the coroner’s office, the victims were identified as Christie Baxter, 51, and William Baxter, Jr., 44, of Hobbs, New Mexico. Las Vegas police initially said the male victim was from Monument, Minnesota. But on Friday, he corrected himself to be a New Mexico resident.

The accident occurred around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Fremont and Fourth Avenue, according to the LVMPD.

In a news release, authorities said evidence at the scene, eyewitness accounts and video surveillance of the collision showed the two men were crossing the intersection against a “no crossing” pedestrian signal from east to west. Said there was

The burgundy GMC Acadia driven by 28-year-old Mykael Terrell was heading north on 4th Avenue when the light was green. Police say the crash occurred when the front of the Acadia struck two pedestrians.

After the accident, the vehicle fled the scene and never returned.

Arriving medical personnel declared the male victim dead at the scene, police said. The female walker was taken to UMC Trauma, where she was injured.

Acadia’s driver, Terrell, was “swiftly spotted by police” and taken into custody after showing signs of disability, the release said. She was arrested for DUI and hit-and-run charges.

In court on Thursday, Judge Holly Stoverski set bail at $100,000 and, if Terrell is convicted, faces a mandatory minimum prison sentence of two to 20 years for each death. He was scheduled to appear in court on January 4 regarding possible criminal charges. She will be asked to file her petition if she is indicted or ordered to stand trial by a judge, according to the Associated Press.

Court-appointed attorney Marissa Pensaven, who was temporarily appointed to represent Terrell, told the court, according to the Associated Press, that Terrell is a single mother of a three-year-old who has lived in Las Vegas for more than three years and works as a private tutor. said there is. Internet company account executive.

Judge Holly Stoberski said that if Terrell posted bail, she could not drive and would have to wear an electronic monitor on her ankle bracelet.

Pedestrian deaths will mark the 150th and 151st traffic-related deaths in LVMPD jurisdictions in 2022, according to police.