A surveillance camera at Eugene's Auto Body and Repair at 1870 Losee Rd, N Las Vegas, captured a car plowing in to a crowd of people about 11 p.m. the night of Aug. 8 on Losee Road. Eight churchgoers were injured after being struck by a hit and run driver. North Las Vegas Police received a report of a hit and run collision, in which multiple pedestrians were injured and the driver reportedly left the scene. The investigation indicated eight pedestrians, ranging in age from 15 to 57, including a pregnant female, were among a group of people in front of Iglesia De Cristo (Church of Christ). They all reportedly just left the church and were going to their vehicles.
A white 2000 Mitsubishi Galant, with Utah plates, traveled southbound on Losee and struck the victims in the road. After striking the victims, the driver stopped, got out and looked, then got back in the vehicle and continued south to the dirt lot at the end of Losee. There she made a sweeping left turn in the dirt, striking her vehicle's right side against the rear of a parked grader.
One victim followed the vehicle on foot and saw the suspect exit the vehicle and flee east toward I-15. The suspect was located during a search of the area. The victim and a witness positively identified the driver, who has been identified as 18-year-old Nyakueth D. Tear of Utah. She was transported to UMC where she was treated for minor injuries and later booked into the Las Vegas jail. Tear displayed signs of impairment and consented to a blood draw. Possible DUI charges are pending the blood test results. Tear was booked on eight counts of felony hit and run, eight counts of failing to render aid and numerous misdemeanors including obstructing a police officer.
Tear was being held at the Las Vegas city jail on nearly $360,000 bail pending a court appearance on felony hit-and-run charges and misdemeanor failure to render aid, false information, driving without a license and insurance and vehicle registration counts.
The surveilance video can be viewed at: http://www.mynews3.com/ mostpopular/story/Surveillance-camera-catches-NLV-hit-and-run-crash/jA7yhdoAOkmV82PW_pNYdQ.cspx