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Family says Vegas Strip crash victim lived in CO

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 00:54:06-05

Family members have confirmed to Denver7 that a woman killed on the Las Vegas Strip lived in Colorado very recently.

Jessica Valenzuela's sister-in-law says she moved from Thornton to Buckeye, Arizona, in July. The woman lived in Colorado for about five years.

Police in Las Vegas are still piecing together what happened Sunday night. They say Lakeisha Holloway is facing murder charges.

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Dozens were hurt when Holloway allegedly intentionally drove onto a packed sidewalk. Holloway reportedly told investigators she is homeless and felt tired. Her 3-year-old daughter was in the car and is now in protective custody.

Valenzuela's sister-in-law set up a GoFundMe page to bring the victim's body home to Arizona. Nydia writes that Jessica had a husband and three daughters. 

On Facebook, Jessica's brother Bryan wrote she was a loving mother of three and a friend to everyone. "There are absolutely no words to express how devastating and shocking this loss is. She will be missed dearly, and that couldn't be more of an understatement. Rest in peace," he said.