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Tragedy strikes Las Vegas! 9 killed, 1 critically injured in vehicle crash

The driver of a Dodge Challenger also ran a red light before the collision Saturday afternoon, which involved 15 people, North Las Vegas Police spokesman Alexander Cuevas told reporters at a news conference.

AP Reported by: AP Las Vegas Updated on: January 30, 2022 18:21 IST
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The ages of the people who died ranged from young juveniles to middle-aged adults. 

Highlights

  • A six-vehicle crash killed 9 people and left 1 in critical condition in wreck in Nevada.
  • Nevada Police said the accident was caused by a driver who was speeding.
  • The ages of the people who died ranged from young juveniles to middle-aged adults.

A six-vehicle crash killed nine people and left one person in critical condition in a wreck that police in Nevada said was caused by a driver who was speeding.

The driver of a Dodge Challenger also ran a red light before the collision Saturday afternoon, which involved 15 people, North Las Vegas Police spokesman Alexander Cuevas told reporters at a news conference.

“We have not seen a mass casualty traffic collision like this before,” Cuevas said at the briefing around 11 p.m. local time. The crash was reported at 3 p.m., Cuevas said, after the driver “struck multiple vehicles, causing a chaotic event.” Some of the vehicles struck were pushed into a vacant lot on the intersection.

The ages of the people who died ranged from young juveniles to middle-aged adults. Two people were taken to a hospital where one died and the other was in critical condition, Cuevas said. It was not yet known whether the driver of the Dodge was impaired. 

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