Las Vegas DUI – Man kills woman and her granddaughter at bus stop

This past Monday, a Las Vegas woman and her young granddaughter were tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident while they waited at a bus stop.

The woman has been identified as Maria Garcia, age 58. Her granddaughter, Alyssa, was just six years old. Both died from injuries at University Medical Center.

Police believe the man responsible for the fatal crash is 20 year old Leonardo Ruesga. Ruesga was detained and booked in Clark County Detention Center where he faces charges included two counts of DUIs as well as a charge for leaving the scene of a car crash.

Police also reported that an 18 month old little girl was injured in the car crash.

The car crash itself occurred near Maryland Parkway and Sahara around 2:30 p.m. when a 2005 Volvo driven by Ruesga drove onto the sidewalk. At first, according to witnesses, the Volvo hit a stroller carrying the 18 month old girl. Then Maria and Alyssa were hit.

Police reported that Ruesga and his teenage daughter (who was a passenger in his car) were hiding at an apartment complex near the scene of the crime when they were discovered.

Ruesga openly admitted to police that he had been drinking and doing illegal substances before he was booked in Country.


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