One person was killed and at least 36 were injured on Sunday night Dec. 20th when a motorist drove onto a crowded sidewalk on the Las Vegas Strip, near the hotel and casino where the Miss Universe pageant was being held, officials said.

Sgt. McGrath said the driver was a black female driving an Oldsmobile and there was a 3year old toddler in the car with her. Her blood is being drawn to determine if she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The child wasn't injured. The person that died succumbed to their injuries. 6 other people are said to be in a critical condition while others are receiving treatment for mild injuries.

The Police think it was an intentional act because the driver went on the side walk two times and cleared pedestrians walking on the sidewalk. She also tried to leave the scene of the accident.

Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell said the crash occurred at around 6:38 p.m.. The Miss Universe pageant was nearing its finale inside the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino nearby at the time.
Police warned people to avoid the area and said a section of the strip in the vicinity had been closed to traffic.

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