Las Vegas car crash leaves nine dead, several injured

Las Vegas car crash leaves nine dead, several injured

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

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. local time on Saturday, after police say a Dodge Challenger traveling at a “high rate of speed” blew through a red light and crashed with multiple other vehicles at an intersection, North Las Vegas Public Information Officer Alexander Cuevas said at a press conference.

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

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

The driver of the Dodge Dart is among the dead.

Police said impairment from drugs or alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the collision at this time.