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Las Vegas Boulevard reopens after Sunday’s fatal crash

Las Vegas Boulevard is open after nearly 11 hours of being shut down following Sunday night's crash and the one person who lost their life has been identified by the coroner.

The Strip reopened about 5:45 a.m. Monday, according to Metro Lt. David Gordon.

The Clark County coroner identified the one fatality as 32-year-old Jessica Valenzuela of Buckeye, Arizona.

A woman in her 20's drove her vehicle onto the sidewalk of Las Vegas Boulevard injuring 37 people and killing one just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

The female driver of the 1996 Oldsmobile four-door sedan was arrested near the Tuscany hotel on Flamingo Road shortly after the crash, which happened in front of the Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood hotels. She was interviewed and tested for impairment, Metro Capt. Peter Boffelli told media gathered on Las Vegas Boulevard at about 8:45 p.m Sunday.

The driver, who is not from Las Vegas, has been taken to Clark County Detention Center. Police are getting a warrant for a blood test, but she wasn't exhibiting extreme impairment, according to police Lt. Dan McGrath.

He confirmed that a 3-year-old toddler was in the car with the driver and was unharmed.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Reporter Ricardo Torres contributed to this story.

Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or at 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lawrenlinehan

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