LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man accused of a DUI crash that left a boy dead had just dropped his child off at school moments before he allegedly struck and killed a 5-year-old.
Guillermo Chochi Senobua, 41, appeared in the North Las Vegas Justice Court on Thursday morning. He initially faced an involuntary manslaughter charge but now faces a DUI charge in the deadly crash near the Losee campus of Somerset Academy.
According to the declaration of arrest, Senobua was driving his work van by the school drop-off area after dropping his child at school and went into the oncoming traffic lane to pass two stopped vehicles dropping off children. At the same time, 5-year-old Kamari Jordan Wolfe got out of his mother’s vehicle, went across the driveway, and was struck by the van.
Police documents state after the child was struck he fell under the right front wheel which went over his head. Bystanders and witnesses stopped Senobua’s vehicle and pulled the child out from underneath it.
Senobua was initially facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter but the results of a voluntary blood draw showed he had a blood alcohol level of .098 at the time of the crash, documents stated. The legal limit in Nevada is .08.
North Las Vegas police also discovered that Senobua has an active DUI warrant out of Texas.
Dozens of people turned out to a vigil held for Kamari at the school and a GoFundMe account has raised more than $32,000 to help the family with burial expenses.
A preliminary hearing for Senobua is scheduled for Oct. 26.