Seven family members including four kids killed in 100mph horror car pile-up

A horror car smash that killed seven was caused by a driver running a red light at 100mph, police said.

Four children from the same family lost their lives in Saturday’s crash in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The driver of a Dodge Challenger, 59-year-old Gary Dean Robinson, is believed to have been responsible for the incident.

Police spokesman Alexander Cuevas said that Robinson’s vehicle went though a red-light at over 100mph, slamming into a Toyota Sierra van carrying four children from the Zacarias family aged between five and 15, as well as three other family members.

He added: “Never before had we seen a traffic accident like this, with so many victims."

In total nine people have died and another is fighting for their life in hospital after the crash.

Robinson, who also died in the crash, had been charged with speeding on several occasions in the past, most recently in December last year.

His vehicle was speeding along Cheyenne Avenue , in north Las Vegas, where the limit is just 35mph, before it collided with several vehicles.

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The Zacarias family’s van bore the brunt of the impact, and Fernando Yeshua Mejia, five, Adrian Zacarias, 10, Lluvia Daylenn Zacarias, 13, Bryan Axel Zacarias, 15, Gabriel Mejia-Barrera, 23, David Mejia-Barrera, 25 and Jose Zacarias-Caldera, 35, all died in the incident.

The kids were on their way to visit their stepmother Erlinda Zacarias, who has now launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise enough money for a funeral.

Mrs Zacarias wrote on the fundraising page: "On January 29 at 3pm there was an accident on the intersection of Cheyenne and Commerce in north Las Vegas speeding was a factor there was 6 cars involved out of those 6 cars 9 people lost their lives [sic].

"I lost all my family my kids 7 out of those lives lost. There are no words to describe my pain and suffering that I will not be able to hug my children again, my brother and 2 step sons lost their lives also.

"Me and my husband are in so much pain we are asking you for help with out heart in hands anything would be helpful thank you."

She added: "All my children, this is too much, we have have been left with nothing, alone.

"They were all students, all good children, we are now destroyed by this tragedy.”

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