Minnesota man, New Mexico woman killed by SUV near downtown Las Vegas casinos

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Las Vegas – A Minnesota man and a New Mexico woman were killed after being hit by an SUV while crossing a busy street at the downtown Fremont Street Experience Casino Mall against a “No Pedestrian” signal. Las Vegas officials said Thursday.

The driver, Mykael Lanice-Lynn Terrell, 28, a Las Vegas resident, was accused of driving under the influence, reckless driving, and leaving the scene after leaving the scene of the crash at 7:40 pm Wednesday. was suspended, arrested, and imprisoned on suspicion of Accident, police and prosecutors said.

A 44-year-old man from Monument, Minnesota, and a 51-year-old woman from Hobbs, New Mexico were crossing Fourth Avenue on Fremont Street when they were struck by Terrell’s burgundy GMC Acacia, police said. I was.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. The Clark County coroner’s office did not immediately release their names as they are awaiting notification to the relatives.

Terrell appeared in court in handcuffs on Thursday, had bail set at $100,000, and was not asked to speak by a local judge, who was due to appear in court on Jan. 4. for each of her deaths, if she was convicted. If she is indicted or ordered to stand trial by a judge, she will be asked to file her petition.

Marissa Pensabene, the deputy public defender temporarily appointed to represent Terrell, told the court 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 an account executive for an Internet company. rice field. .

Pensabene was not available for comment out of court.

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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.

The Fremont Street Experience pedestrian crossing is a marked walkway under a three-lane one-way traffic light. It is often crowded with people traversing between the casino, stores, kiosks, street entertainers, bars and restaurants under the zipline attraction and the four-block-long illuminated video canopy.

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