Nevada: 3-month-old dies after mother crashes in suspected DUI accident


Kazjah Dillon (left) was arrested after crashing into a sign in North Las Vegas

Kazjah Dillon (left) was arrested after crashing into a sign in North Las Vegas (Picture: NLVPD)

A three-month-old baby died from injuries it sustained when her mother crashed into a sign in what police suspect was a DUI.

Kazjah Dillon, of North Las Vegas, faces 15 charges after she crashed into a sign for the Las Palmares neighborhood on August 28, including child abuse, felony DUI, and leaving a crime scene.

Dillon, 24, was driving a 2012 Chrysler sedan when she veered off the road. Her two children were riding in the car when the crash occurred, and neither were properly secured with a seatbelt, according to municipal court records.

Dillon’s three-month-old daughter, Inaya Alston, was severely injured after hitting the car’s windshield. She was hospitalized at University Medical Center.

Alston died from her injuries days later on August 31. Her death was confirmed by police yesterday, 8 News Now reported.

Dillon’s other child, who was not named, suffered minor injuries from the crash.

Dillon allegedly told police that she had done one or two shots of Hennessy before picking her children up. She also told police that she was working double shifts, causing her to fall asleep behind the wheel.

She was also driving under a suspended license.

This is not the first deadly car crash to occur from a DUI. In August, a drunk driver in Los Angeles killed six people, including a pregnant mother and her one-year-old son.

Asherey Ryan, 23, was over eight months pregnant when she died.

Three more adults were killed in the crash, including Ryan’s boyfriend and father of her unborn child. At least 8 more people were injured.

Another tragic accident happened in Italy, when a drunk US Air Force servicewoman struck and killed a 15-year-old.

The servicewoman, who was stationed at Aviano Air Base about nine miles away from where the accident happened. She was placed on house arrest for the duration of the investigation.

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