More than one year after North Las Vegas police officer Chad Parque was hit and killed by a wrong-way driver, a criminal charge has been filed for the woman behind the wheel.
Kokoe Georgette Akouete-Ekoue was charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide. Her criminal complaint said she was negligent.
Parque's father Kevin Parque said Monday he had initially heard the driver had a medical issue that caused the crash.
"I wanted to meet her and tell her it wasn't her fault, but today when we found out, I was lost for words," Kevin Parque said.
"I hope and pray that justice is served on her … and when it is served, it's the strongest penalty that she deserves."
Her next court date was set for March 1.
Copyright 2018 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.