CREATED Aug. 10, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police are now looking into reports that the teenage driver, who they say struck eight people at around 11 p.m. Thursday and fled the scene, has a boy who may be missing.
North Las Vegas police confirmed they are actively searching for the one-year-old son of eighteen year-old Nyakueth Tear after a report surfaced that her son is missing. Police say there is no evidence of a crime, and no police report has been filed.
Tears' mother in Utah, Sarah Dak, says she talked to her daughter just before the crash. "My daughter called me at 10 p.m and she said, 'Mom, [the baby and I] are going to come home [to Utah] in two days,'" says Dak.
North Las Vegas police tell Action News that Tear claims the boy is with his father in Las Vegas, but authorities can't find the two.
Dak, however, says she knows the boy is with a family friend, but she's not telling police. She also says she's on her way to Las Vegas to get him. "He is ok right now. I talked to the person who [has] the baby," she adds.
North Las Vegas police say they're getting a variety of different reports from family members, and they're currently investigating those leads.
Tear is in jail, charged with multiple felonies for driving into a crowd of people Thursday night outside of the Iglesia de Cristo in North Las Vegas, and then fleeing the scene. Eight people were rushed to area hospitals. Seven of them have been released. A 54-year-old man remains in critical condition at UMC.
Pregnant crash victim Rocio Chavez says, "My body is in pain but at least I'm home and my baby is OK. That's wonderful, the best part."
Prayer services resume Sunday at Iglesia de Cristo.