Deadly 6-Vehicle Crash as Result of Driver Running Red Light
Eight of the nine people who were killed in a traffic collision on Saturday in Las Vegas have been identified by officials.
The victims have been ID’d as Fernando Yeshua Mejia, 5, Adrian Zacarias, 10, Lluvia Daylenn Zacarias, 13, Bryan Axel Zacarias, 15, Gabriel Mejia-Barrera, 23, David Mejia-Barrera, 25, Jose Zacarias-Caldera, 35, and Gary Dean Robinson, 59.
The tragic accident involved a total of 15 people and 6 vehicles which occurred at the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street.
According to reports, the driver of a Dodge Challenger, Gary Dean Robinson, was driving at speeds faster than 100 mph in a 35 mph zone.
Robinson ran a red light at the intersection, causing a pile-up between 5 additional vehicles.
Each victim’s cause of death was blunt force trauma and some of the vehicles were sent to a vacant lot upon impact.
One of the involved drivers was left in critical condition and is currently being treated at University Medical Center.
Investigators are working to determine whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.
Authorities also shut down the intersection for 12 hours following the accident.
An active investigation is underway.
Multi-vehicle collisions are typically more common in busy intersections or highways. Speeding, weather, distractions, and drowsy or intoxicated driving are main reasons negligent drivers cause these types of wrecks.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the victims and their families during this time.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.