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9 dead in North Las Vegas crash after Dodge Challenger runs red light on Cheyenne & Commerce

Nine people died in a six-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in North Las Vegas, police said.

North Las Vegas Police Department spokesman Alexander Cuevas said officers responded just after 3 p.m. to the crash at Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street. An unknown number of people were hospitalized with injuries.

Cuevas said a Dodge Challenger was heading north on Commerce approaching Cheyenne at a high speed and ran a red light. The Dodge hit multiple vehicles.

“It was a chaotic event,” Cuevas said.

The driver of the Dodge died. Cuevas said the others killed ranged from young juveniles to middle-aged adults.

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