LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a 78-year-old woman charged with striking three young girls in a North Las Vegas crosswalk, killing one of them, has issued a statement thanking the victims’ families for their forgiveness.

Alice Alava of Henderson is accused of driving the car that killed 6-year-old Amelia Decker and severely injured Alyssa and Rain Mowery on Oct. 21.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the statement issued Friday by Alava’s daughters, Christina and Felicia, hails the victims’ families as “true examples of Christians who honor God by example.”

After police announced Thursday that three misdemeanor charges are being recommended against Alava, the victims’ families said they forgave Alava.

According to the statement, Alava has not spoken on the advice of her lawyer.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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  1. Michele Terry says:

    I am Amelia’s mom..I know this was an an accident but I am asking all drivers over 65, please help push mandatory re-tests drivers for written, driving and vision. I know this is a little different from what people are used to but I know we need all the help we can get. If you are sure you can pass these tests, then there should be no reason to decline this! Thank you for all your support

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