Police Arrest Driver Allegedly Responsible For the Death Of One And Injury Of Four Pedestrians
According to a recent article appearing on the Houston Chronicle website, police in Sparks, Nevada, have released one person being held for allegedly driving his vehicle into a crowd of people last month. One person died as a result of the incident.
Police released 25-year-old Juan Guerrero, who was initially accused of the crime in which an 18-year-old girl died and four others were hurt. After new evidence emerged in the case, police have now turned their focus onto Luis Guerrero and placed him under arrest.
Officials say that on Wednesday, July 22nd, at approximately 6:30 p.m., 23-year-old Luis Guerro intentionally drove his brown Lexus into a group of five pedestrians from the Grand Sierra Resort. The pedestrians were walking beneath a railroad overpass on Battle Born Way just south of Interstate 80 near the border between Reno and Sparks.
Killed in the crash was a teen girl, and four additional people were critically injured when Luis Guerrero struck them.
Initially, it was Juan Guererro who was arrested and charged by the Washoe County Prosecutor’s Office. After police received new evidence in the case, the charges against Juan Guerrero were dropped.
The new evidence indicated that Luis Guererro was responsible. He was placed under arrest on the charges of open murder, five counts of battery with a deadly weapon, five counts of hit-and-run, and five counts of failure to stop and render aid in a crash involving serious injury or death. Luis Guerrero is being held in the Washoe County Jail without bail.
The incident is still under investigation. A trial date has not yet been set.