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‘Drivers we urge you to slow down,’ NTSB launches investigation into crash that killed 9 people

The National Transportation Safety Board holds a information convention on its investigation of a crash that killed 9 people over the weekend.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board launched a group to examine a crash that killed 9 people on Saturday, January 29 on the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street.

Gary Dean Robinson, 59, of North Las Vegas was recognized as the driving force behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger.

Gary Dean Robinson reserving photograph from arrest in 2008. (Credit: North Las Vegas Police Dept.)

Police say Robinson ran a purple gentle at greater than 100 mph at Commerce Street and Cheyenne Avenue Saturday afternoon crashing into a number of vehicles. Four youngsters and 4 adults have been killed. Seven members of a household have been in a single car.

Tom Chapman a board member with the NTSB mentioned the group will conduct a security investigation that will have a look at broader questions of safety of nationwide significance.

“Our mission is to understand not just what happened, but why it happened and to recommend changes to prevent it from happening again,” mentioned Chapman.

Tom Chapman, NTSB board member addresses the media on Monday, January 31, 2022, relating to the investigation into a lethal crash at Cheyenne and Commerce.

NTSB Investigators will work on the scene to doc the crash web site. The investigation is anticipated to final one week.

“Tragedies such as this compel us to evaluate the potential for improving safety by incorporating speed-limiting technology in all vehicles,” added Chapman. “We are also looking into the effect on safety on high-performance vehicles on our roads.”

In addition to the NTSB’s investigation on the scene of the crash, a specialist from the Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance will likely be on scene to present help to the households concerned.

“This tragedy is an extreme example to be sure, but speeding at any magnitude unquestionably increases the risks to safety,” Chapman mentioned. “To drivers, we urge you to slow down, follow speed limits, make sure your speed is appropriate for the conditions, help us save lives.”