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No contest plea in crash that killed North Vegas detective

August 30, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 64-year-old North Las Vegas woman pleaded no contest to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in a wrong-way crash that killed an on-duty police detective leaving a courthouse parking lot in January 2017.

Kokoe Akouete-Ekoue (Koh’-koh ah-koh-EH’-tay eh-KAY’-hee) gave up her driver’s license and has to serve 30 days on house arrest and pay a $1,000 fine following her plea Thursday in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Her attorney, Roger Bailey, says she fell unconscious while driving to her housekeeping job at University Medical Center and doesn’t remember the crash on Martin Luther King Boulevard that killed North Las Vegas police Detective Chad Parque.

Parque was 32, a 10-year police veteran and a husband and father.

He was the third North Las Vegas police officer killed on-duty since the department started in 1946.

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