LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 5-year-old boy struck by a van Friday morning during his school dropoff died after being taken to the hospital, according to the city of North Las Vegas.
“While waiting on private property in a line of stopped vehicles to be dropped off at school, a 5-year-old boy exited the rear driver’s side door of a vehicle and ran across the driveway. The driver of the work van pulled from behind the stopped vehicles to go around them and struck the boy,” the news release stated.
The child was struck around 7:50 a.m. in the 4600 block of Losee Road, between Craig and Lone Mountain roads, which is near Somerset Academy.
The boy was transported to University Medical Center’s trauma unit where he later died.
Police said the driver was cooperating with the investigation and was not suspected of impairment. He voluntarily agreed to a blood draw.
The driver, who police identified as 41-year-old Guillermo Cchochi Senobua, was arrested on charges of involuntary manslaughter and full-time attention to driving after the fact. He was booked into the North Las Vegas Community Correctional Center.
Police later learned that Senobua had a DUI warrant out of Texas.
The administration of Somerset Academy Losee campus sent the following statement to students’ families Friday:
We regret to inform you, that today before the start of school, a student was hit by a car on their
way to school. We understand and urge everyone to be mindful that this will be a difficult time for friends, family, and many members of our community. In order to provide comfort and support, counselors, safe school professionals and other student support advocates will be available.
Please keep the family and those directly involved in your thoughts and prayers. At Somerset
Academy the safety and well-being of our students is always our top priority. We would like to
remind everyone of the importance of being safe when on or near the campus. Please follow all
car loop procedures and traffic laws while participating in drop off and pick up, as these are in
place to protect all members of the Somerset Losee community.
If you were a witness to the accident please contact North Las Vegas Police Department at (702)
633-1390, as this is an on-going police investigation.
We thank you for your continued support and consideration as we help our Losee family navigate this difficult time.