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Four people are dead and eight were transported to area hospitals with injuries after the crash.
Photo Courtesy: James Atencio
A woman waits to hear if her mother was among the casualties in Thursday morning's bus stop crash.
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said the driver who slammed into a bus stop and killed four people Thursday morning likely was intoxicated. The driver survived the crash. Police officials also revised the number of people injured from seven to eight.
The crash happened about 6:20 a.m. at a bus stop near Decatur Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.
Four people were killed and eight people were transported to University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital. The four males who were taken to UMC are listed in the following conditions: one is in serious condition, one is in fair condition and two are in good condition.
Three of the people taken to Sunrise Hospital, two males and a female, are in critical condition. A male also taken to the hospital is listed in good condition.
Police said the four people who died were waiting at the bus stop. It is now believed there were four people in the car, including the driver. The driver suffered a collapsed lung and broken back.
A Metro officer reportedly witnessed the crash. The officer was at a nearby convenience store and saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Spring Mountain Road before the driver lost control and crashed into the bus stop.
Spring Mountain is closed between Decatur and Arville. No traffic is allowed in that area. Drivers are urged to take alternate routes. Nearby businesses are also closed. The investigation is expected to take most of the day.
Police are requesting any local businesses that might have captured images or video of the crash on a surveillance camera to contact them.
The deaths at the bus stop bring the number of people killed in traffic-related incidents in Metro Police's jurisdiction to 83.
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