Eyewitness recounts deadly Las Vegas Strip crash

LAS VEGAS - One man who says he saw Lakeisha Holloway's car jump the curb and hit dozens of people Sunday night is still coming to grips with what he witnessed.

He saw people bleeding and grabbing at their legs and other parts of their body where they had been injured. Some were dazed.

He saw one person get dragged under the vehicle.

That's when, he says, he sprang into action.

Antonio Nassar saw the terrifying and chaotic scene unfold in front of his eyes. 

"She hit these people head on. Like I said, she was accelerating. She must have hit them at 35, 40 miles-an-hour and that was like one of the bigger explosions of people. You can see everyone just bounced off that," Nassar said.

While police haven't said how fast Holloway was driving, they have said her actions were intentional.

Nassar who was just feet away from getting hit by the car says the ordeal seemed unreal.

"It wasn't until I heard, 'What are you doing?' "What are you doing?" Nassar said, that he understood what was happening.

He says he ran to try and stop the driver behind the wheel from hitting anyone else while others tried to help those hurt.

"Everyone who was laying down had pretty much someone with them kneeling and consoling and helping them," he said.

Holloway is facing numerous charges including murder, felony hit-and-run, plus child abuse charges.

Police say Holloway had her 3-year-old daughter in the back seat.

"How do you run over humans? How do you run over children and have a kid and that's just the part that I don't get," Nassar said.

After learning there was a child in the car, he hopes the child isn't traumatized by the horrific actions of her mother.

"I hope this child can grow up without having to remember any of it. Maybe this can just be a blur for them and that's the only thing I wish for."

Nassar feels terrible for the victims, especially Jessica Valenzuela, a mother of three, who lost her life.

"My thoughts and prayers just go out to the families," he said. "This husband who lost his family that night. His world has changed completely."

The family of Jessica Valenzuelza is planning her funeral. 

So far more than $30,000 has been raised through a Go Fund Me account.
 


 


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