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(LAS VEGAS) — A 32-year-old Arizona woman was killed after another woman drove a car on a sidewalk and through a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday, officials said.

Jessica Valenzuela, 32, of Buckeye, Arizona, died from the accident, the Clark County, Nevada, coroner’s office said on Monday. The cause and manner of death are pending.

The accident also injured 36 others, including six critically, police said.

The female suspect drove off after the incident, but police caught up with her and she was detained, Clark County officials said. Authorities have yet to identify the suspect.

Officials say they have ruled out terrorism as a possible motive. However, they do believe the incident was “an intentional act,” based upon the car’s movements. The suspect went up on the sidewalk “two, maybe three times,” according to police.

A 3-year-old was in the suspect’s car at the time of the crash, but the child was unharmed, police said.

Authorities are expected to address the crash in a news conference Monday afternoon.

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