A car accident in Las Vegas leaves nine dead, several injured

Nine people were killed and several injured after a six-car accident in north Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. local time Saturday after police say a Dodge Challenger driving at a “high speed” blew through a red light and collided with several other vehicles at an intersection, the North Las Vegas Public said. Information Officer Alexander Cuevas said at a news conference.

Cuevas said at least 15 people were involved in the crash.

North Las Vegas Public Information Officer Alexander Cuevas briefs the media after the fatal crash.
North Las Vegas Public Information Officer Alexander Cuevas briefs the media after the fatal crash.
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Those killed vary in age from young children to middle-aged adults, police said.

The driver of the Dodge Dart is among the dead.

Police say there is currently no suspicion that drugs or alcohol are a cause of the collision.

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