UPDATE: Driver ran red light in deadly crash, impairment suspected

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police say 32-year-old Gabriel Haas was speeding and ran a red light causing a deadly Sunday crash. Haas’s Tesla hit a Honda CR-V turning left from westbound West Cheyenne Avenue at the intersection of Soft Breezes Drive.

The Tesla hit the front of the Honda, causing the engine, transmission and other parts of the CR-V to dislodge from the car. That debris then hit another car, but the driver of that car was not hurt. After the collision, the Tesla then traveled toward one corner of the intersection and hit four pedestrians, critically injuring one of them.

The passenger of the Honda, a 62-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the hospital, and the driver, Carl Shafer, 70, is in critical condition. The status of the pedestrians range from critical to minor injuries, 28-year-old Donaciano Falcon-Cruz suffered critical injuries. One pedestrian was not injured.

Haas was also taken to the hospital. Police are now investigating if impairment played a part in the crash.

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