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Las Vegas woman ‘drove 121mph’ before crash that killed son, 1

Las Vegas mom, 23, arrested for DUI ‘was driving 121mph before crash that killed her one-year-old son and split her car in HALF’ as the child’s father says he warned her to slow down after she said she’d race him home

  • Lauren Prescia, 23, was detained after the Sunday night crash that took place near Lake Mead and Rampart boulevards in Las Vegas
  • The crash resulted in the death of Prescia’s one-year-old son Royce 
  • During a Monday hearing, which the mother did not attend, a judge said that she had been driving 121mph in a 45mph zone
  • Prescia had been driving Hyundai Sonata, at the time of her crash, and had been speeding at high speed when she struck a Nissan Altima 
  • Prescia lost control of her vehicle and crashed the Sonata into a marquee sign 
  • The impact caused the car to split in half 
  • Both the mother and the driver of the Nissan Altima had minimal injuries 

Lauren Prescia has been charged with DUI, reckless driving and endangerment of a child

A 23-year-old mother tragically killed her one-year-old son when she crashed into Las Vegas marquee sign after speeding over 120mph in a 45mph zone. 

Lauren Prescia has been charged with DUI, reckless driving and endangerment of a child in connection to the Sunday night crash that killed her son Royce. 

At a court hearing on Monday, which Prescia was not in attendance for, a judge said that the mother had been driving 121mph in a 45mph zone when the crash took place at Lake Mead and Rampart boulevards.  

According to an arrest report, Prescia and Royce’s father had been talking while driving in separate cars. The father told authorities that the mother told him that ‘she was going to beat him home and began speeding,’ 8 News Now reports. 

The father reportedly ‘told her to slow down because she had his son in the car with her.’ 

The crash resulted in the death of the woman's one-year-old son Royce

The crash resulted in the death of the woman’s one-year-old son Royce

According to an arrest report, Prescia and Royce’s father had been talking while driving in separate cars. The father told authorities that the mother told him that ‘she was going to beat him home and began speeding’

Prescia had been driving Hyundai Sonata, at the time of her crash, and had been speeding at high speed when she struck a Nissan Altima

Prescia had been driving Hyundai Sonata, at the time of her crash, and had been speeding at high speed when she struck a Nissan Altima

Prescia had been driving Hyundai Sonata, at the time of her crash, and had been speeding at high speed when she struck a Nissan Altima. 

The Nissan Altima, driven by an unidentified 36-year-woman, had been making a right turn onto Rampart when the vehicle was struck. 

As a result of the collision, Prescia lost control of her vehicle and crashed the Sonata into a marquee sign. The impact caused the car to split in half. 

While Royce died at the scene, both drivers only had minor injuries. Impairment and excessive speed were believed to have been the source of the crash. 

Prescia lost control of her vehicle and crashed the Sonata into a marquee sign

Prescia lost control of her vehicle and crashed the Sonata into a marquee sign

The forceful crash caused the car to split in half

The forceful crash caused the car to split in half

While Royce died at the scene, both drivers only had minor injuries

While Royce died at the scene, both drivers only had minor injuries

The intersection at Lake Mead and Rampart was closed for several hours and a memorial for the little boy has been building up at the site. 

‘It’s the saddest thing,’ witness Steve Dantzig said. ‘I have children, and I cannot imagine losing a child, especially if it was my fault.’ 

Because she was not at her hearing on Monday, because of quarantine precautions, Prescia has not been interviewed by child services. 

News of Royce's death devastated family members, who described him as being a 'very active kid' who 'just was always happy' and 'had a smile on his face

News of Royce’s death devastated family members, who described him as being a ‘very active kid’ who ‘just was always happy’ and ‘had a smile on his face

News of Royce’s death devastated family members, who described him as being a ‘very active kid’ who ‘just was always happy’ and ‘had a smile on his face.   

‘It really is a lot of shock right now, I’m shaking,’ said Abriana Hibler, the mother’s cousin. 

Hibler went to the scene to see for herself and stressed that the family was struggling coming to terms with the death. 

‘My whole family, we’re all praying for each other,’ said Hibler. 

The mother did not appear in court on Monday but did appear on Tuesday

The mother did not appear in court on Monday but did appear on Tuesday



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