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Police: Man to face child murder charge in fiery Vegas crash

September 27, 2018
This undated photo provided by Las Vegas police shows Jonathan Mora. Police say Mora is sought on criminal charges after running from the scene of a high-speed vehicle crash on Sept. 15, 2018, leaving a 10-year-old boy and a 20-year-old passenger in his burning car. ( Las Vegas Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas are seeking a man on murder by child abuse and other charges in a fiery crash that killed his 10-year-old nephew and seriously injured two adults.

Police said Wednesday that 23-year-old Jonathan Mora hasn’t been found since the Sept. 15 wreck at a southeast Las Vegas crossroads.

Court records show Mora also is sought on multiple felony hit-and-run and reckless driving charges.

Police say a Nissan Altima with Mora driving may have been going more than 100 mph (161 kph) when it slammed into a Toyota Camry and caught fire.

Passers-by pulled Zion Jimenez and 20-year-old passenger Omar Moya-Luna from the wreckage.

Zion died several days later. A prosecutor says he was Mora’s nephew.

Police say Moya-Luna and the 62-year-old driver of the Toyota were seriously hurt.

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