Vegas woman charged with murder in DUI crash that killed boy

September 14, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 25-year-old woman accused of driving under the influence and slamming into another car, killing an 8-year-old boy, is now facing a murder charge.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson announced Friday that Aylin Alderette has been charged with second-degree murder.

Alderette, who is identified in police reports as Aylin Alvarez-Perez, was initially charged with three counts of DUI causing death or substantial bodily harm and reckless driving.

Wolfson says Alderette displayed recklessness and a “blatant disregard for human life.”

Her bail has now been raised to $1 million.

Authorities say she was driving 103 mph (166 kph) before hitting another car.

The crash killed Levi Echenique and injured his parents. Two people in a third vehicle also were hurt.

Online jail records show Alderette was still in custody Friday.

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