LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– The cousin of one of the victims who was injured in the six-vehicle crash that also killed nine people on Saturday afternoon in North Las Vegas is speaking out.
“You have to drive for everyone. I am really pissed off that this happened,” Tameka Henry, the cousin of a crash victim, said.
Henry returned to the scene of the crash on Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street Sunday along with a dog rescue group to help find her cousin Tiffani May’s dog– Magic, who was in the car with May at the time of the accident.
“She is so giving and loving. She would do for others and would give the shirt off her back. I know that even if she had the capacity to help yesterday and had the strength to, she would’ve got up and done that,” Henry said.
Tiffani May is currently recovering at the hospital after the multi-vehicle crash. The Dodge Challenger involved in the crash was speeding northbound on Commerce Street, ran a red light before crashing into several vehicles, police said.
The driver of the Dodge Challenger died at the scene of the crash along with eight others.
North Las Vegas police took the time to remind the community to slow down to avoid awful events like this from happening.
“Speeding is not the answer. Please slow down and please pay attention to everyone around you,” police spokesman Alex Cuevas said.
A total of 15 people were involved in the crash. Victims range in age from young to middle-aged adults.
“Our thoughts and our prayers are with the families who have experienced a tremendous and unnecessary loss due to a careless and senseless act,” Pamela Goynes Brown, North Las Vegas Councilwoman, said.
North Las Vegas police called it the deadliest crash on valley roads in recent history.
“We don’t know come Monday morning when these youth find out that their classmates have passed away, Henry said. “We as a community have an obligation to be there for the families and children that are affected by this tragedy.”