AT least nine people including a young child are dead and several more are in hospital after a horror road crash in Las Vegas.
Reports said a Dodge Challenger ran through a red light and caused a pile-up involving five other cars.
North Las Vegas Police said a total of 18 people were involved in the deadly smash just after 3pm local time on Saturday.
Last night five people were reported dead, rising to nine by early today.
The ages of those killed range from very young to middle-aged.
At least one of the injured was said to be in a critical condition.
Police said the Dodge heading north on Commerce Street ran a red light at the intersection with Cheyenne Avenue.
It hit several other vehicles. Investigators confirmed they believe “speed was a factor”.
The Dodge driver was among the dead, reports KTNV.
NLVPD Officer Alexander Cuevas called it a “chaotic event.”
“We have not seen a mass casualty traffic collision like this before,“ 他说.
The tragedy comes just two weeks after four people were killed in a multi-car smash 在拉斯维加斯.
That was caused by a Cadillac driver going the wrong way in the dark on Interstate-15, 警方说.