LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man charged in a March 2019 crash that left a Faiss Middle Schooler dead has pleaded guilty, court records indicate. Angel Lopez’s sentencing has been set for January 12, 2021.
Lopez is charged with:
- 1 count felony reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm
- 1 count misdemeanor reckless driving with disregard to safety of persons or property
He was arrested in February 2020, almost a year after the crash that claimed the life of 12-year-old Jonny Smith. Smith was walking home from school near Fort Apache and Maule when he was hit.
Police said Lopez was driving more than 60 mph in a 35-mph zone. In a declaration of warrant, they noted Smith was not in a crosswalk but that the area had a large community park, Faiss Middle School and several juvenile pedestrians and vehicles.
A new traffic signal has gone up since that crash.