A 6 vehicle crash killed nine people and left one person in critical condition in Nevada.
The police are trying to determine if a driver might have been impaired before running a red light, causing the collision.
Las Vegas Metro Police said the driver and his passenger were among those dead after Saturday’s crash, and sadly the ages for the other victims ranged from juveniles to middle-aged adults.
In all there were 15 people involved in the crash.
“We have not seen a mass casualty traffic collision like this before,” police spokesman Alexander Cuevas said at a news conference. Cuevas said the crash was reported at 3 p.m. after the driver struck multiple vehicles, causing “a chaotic event.”
The National Transportation Safety Board is coordinating an investigative with the help of North Las Vegas police.
Reports show that 2021 was the deadliest for Nevada roads in 14 years. The state reported 382 traffic deaths last year, or an 18% increase over 2020′s total.
Nevada Traffic Accidents
Nevada drivers are almost 21% more likely to be involved in a traffic accident during their driving career than drivers in any other state. They are also estimated to be involved in an automobile accident approximately once every 8 years.
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