2 women identified, charged in North Las Vegas suspected DUI crash claiming the lives of 2 toddlers
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - North Las Vegas police announced charges for the women involved in a crash that killed two-year-old Rose Wilmer and three-year-old Taylor Wilmer earlier this week.
The two women have been identified as Kaleah Manning, 25, and Raenysa Washington, 23. Police confirmed Manning, the girls’ aunt, was driving the vehicle when it crashed. Washington is Rose and Taylor’s mother.
The women are currently recovering from their injuries inside a local hospital but have been booked in absentia on a slew of charges.
Police are charging Manning with three counts of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm or death, two counts of child neglect and endangerment resulting in death and two counts of operating a vehicle without child safety restraints. She is also being charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended registration, no proof of insurance, and failing to maintain a travel lane.
Washington is being booked on two counts of child neglect and endangerment resulting in death.
The preliminary investigation revealed a silver Honda van was traveling northbound on Scott Robinson from Lone Mountain. The Honda failed to maintain inside the lane, sideswiped trees, a light pole, and a wall, and then struck a large palm tree head-on. The two juveniles were not wearing age-appropriate child safety restraints resulting in the initial toddler being decapitated and the other later succumbing to injuries.
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