LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man who police said caused a horrific crash that left nine people dead, including himself, had a long criminal history dating back to 1989. He even pleaded guilty to speeding just days before the deadly crash.
Gary Dean Robinson, 59, of North Las Vegas was behind the wheel of a Dodge Challenger when he ran a red light at more than 100 mph at Commerce Street and Cheyenne Avenue Saturday afternoon crashing into several cars. Four children and four adults were killed. Seven members of a family were in one vehicle.
According to court records, Robinson pleaded guilty on Jan. 20 for speeding up to 10 miles over the speed limit on Dec. 9, 2021. He paid a $150 fine.
Court records showed he had felony convictions for the following crimes:
- 1989 Attempted larceny and possession of controlled substance
- 1989 Possession of a controlled substance
- 1991 Attempted to sell a schedule 5 drug
- 1993 Assault on a police officer
- 2001 Cocaine possession
- 2004 Cocaine possession
- 2009 Battery on a protected person
- 2004 Battery domestic violence
- 2008 Open container in vehicle and driving on a revoked/suspended drivers license
Robinson also had a speeding ticket in 2017 for going 86 mph on U.S. 95 in a 65 mph zone. That ticket was reduced to a parking ticket.
Robinson and his passenger, Tanaga Ravel Miller, 46, of North Las Vegas, were both killed in the crash.