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Nine killed in North Las Vegas crash

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (AP) – 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 on Saturday afternoon, which involved 15 people, North Las Vegas Police spokesman Alexander Cuevas told reporters.

“We have not seen a mass casualty traffic collision like this before,” Cuevas said at the briefing around 11pm local time.

The crash was reported at 3pm, 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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