NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV – In North Las Vegas, a 5-year-old boy was fatally hit by a van while on his way to school. The driver, a 41-year-old man with a history of DUI charges in another state, has been arrested and charged with the same offense in relation to the child’s death.
The young victim, Kamari “K.K.” Jordan Wolfe, was reportedly “run over multiple times” as he was heading to Somerset Academy, a local charter school, according to his aunt, Tracy Wolfe-Coleman. The kindergartener had just exited his mother’s car around 7:50 a.m. and was crossing the school driveway when he was struck by the van. The vehicle had allegedly attempted to bypass a line of stationary cars, resulting in the fatal collision.
Emergency medical assistance was provided by a paramedic and a nursing student who performed CPR on the scene before the child was transported to a hospital. However, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The driver of the van reportedly tried to flee the scene but was stopped by other parents present at the school.
The driver, identified as Guillermo Chochi Senobua, was taken into custody at the North Las Vegas Community Correctional Center on Monday evening. He faces a felony count of driving under the influence. This is not Senobua’s first encounter with the law for DUI; he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Texas for a similar charge.
Senobua’s legal status remains unclear. Despite the charges, police reports indicate that Senobua did not appear intoxicated at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. His case is currently on hold pending a DUI liquor breath test, and he is being held without bond.
In the wake of the tragedy, a vigil was held near the school, drawing a crowd of about 100 people, including strangers, who came to honor the young boy’s life. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist K.K.’s mother, Jasmyn Wolfe, with funeral expenses and support for his two siblings. As of Tuesday afternoon, donations had reached nearly $29,000.