A Las Vegas woman has been arrested “after she allowed a 15-year-old boy to cling to the side of her moving car while skateboarding – only to be crushed to death under its wheels.”
- Anais Hernandez of Las Vegas has been arrested over a May 2022 incident that resulted in the death of Anthony De La Torre, 15
- De La Torre was skateboarding outside of Hernandez’s car in Las Vegas when he fell and was run over, dying a few days later.
- Hernandez was a passenger at the time as she switched with Destiny Jimenez, 19, because she refused to drive while de la Torre tried to do the stunt.
A Las Vegas woman has been arrested after crushing a 15-year-old boy to death when she allowed him to ride his skateboard while holding onto the side of her car.
Anais Hernandez was a passenger in the car on May 13, 2022 when Anthony de la Torre was run over, after claiming it was too dangerous to let him do the stunt – only then to let drunk friend Destiny Jimenez get behind the wheel instead.
Jimenez, who was 19 years old at the time, began cruising down Forsyth Street while the teen held on to the outside when he suddenly fell off his skateboard and got caught under the car. Hernandez later told the police about it “It felt like we had run over a bump.”
De la Torre died of his injuries days later on May 17. The cause of his death was multiple blunt force injuries and was listed as accidental.
Hernandez, who issued a criminal warrant for her arrest on charges of child abuse/neglect, was taken into custody on Wednesday.
Las Vegas native Anais Hernandez has been arrested months after she crushed Anthony De La Torre, 15, to death when she let him ride his skateboard while clutching the side of her car.
De la Torre succumbed to his injuries on May 17. The cause of his death was multiple blunt force injuries and was listed as accidental
Jimenez, who admitted she was under the influence when she drove that day, was charged immediately after the teen’s death, with reckless driving resulting in death, DUI causing death, and driving without a valid driver’s license.
Following the teen’s death last May, Jimenez was arrested and charged with reckless driving resulting in death, DUI causing death, and driving without a valid driver’s license.
Jimenez, identified by the family as the teen’s aunt, admitted she had been drinking and smoking marijuana immediately prior to the accident. Police say she did not have a driver’s licence.
When cops arrived at the scene on Forsyth Street in May 2022, Jimenez was sobbing and told them the teenager was on his skateboard clutching the front passenger door of a Jeep when he fell and was run over.
Police later discovered that the car belonged to Hernandez who was driving that day with Jimenez in the passenger seat and four juveniles in the back seat.
When police arrived at the scene on Forsyth Street in May 2022, they found the teen was on his skateboard clutching the front passenger door of a Jeep when he fell and was run over.
Anthony de la Torre had asked if he could ride his skateboard while holding on to the outside of the car while it was in motion
De La Torre’s organs were donated after his death in May 2022. A march of honor was held for him Thursday night while he was taken to the operating room to have his organs removed.
Anthony de la Torre had asked if he could ride his skateboard while holding on to the outside of the car while it was in motion.
Hernandez reportedly told the teen that the movement was not safe and that she would not drive while he was performing it.
Then Jimenez told Hernandez she was driving so they switched seats and it was Jimenez who was driving while de la Torre was skating on the outside of the car.
Hernandez did not face charges at the time.
It’s really hard to come to an understanding,” said Ladies Lopez, Anthony’s aunt. KLAS. “With my nephew not here again.”
“It’s hard to get my head around that I won’t see him again,” Lopez said. “Because of someone’s mistake.”