( Las Vegas, NV ) – At least one person was killed and 7 others critically injured as a total of 37 were injured when a suspected drunk driver jumped a curb on Las Vegas Blvd near the Planet Hollywood Resort around the time the Miss Universe Pageant was wrapping up a live broadcast inside.
Police say female driver went up onto the sidewalk then back onto the road twice as she hit several people. Officers also confirm a three year old toddler was in the back seat of the car.
Police say the driver took off heading toward the nearby Tuscany Casino where she was apprehended in the parking lot, taken into custody and tested for drug and alcohol impairment. No word yet if either were a factor in the crash. Police are also looking into whether this was intentional but have no evidence to support that so far.
A Fire Dept spokesman says 4 people have been treated and released from area hospitals and that approximately 26 have been hospitalized.
Las Vegas Blvd remains closed in both directions as the investigation continues.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.