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UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal 5-car pile-up

Posted at 10:10 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 15:57:01-04

UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner identified the BMW driver as 56-year-old Reynaldo Soto Molina.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- One person has died, and several were injured in a multiple-vehicle crash just east of the Las Vegas Strip Friday night.

The crash was reported around 9:40 p.m. near Koval Lane and Tropicana Avenue.

Police said a BMW was speeding when it sideswiped a Kia Optima that was stopped at a red light. The BMW continued westbound into the intersection and struck a Ford Escape that was making a left turn. The force of the impact caused the Ford to rotate as it slid into a Nissan Juke, who was behind the Ford making the same turn. The Nissan was pushed backwards into a Toyota Camry.

The driver of the BMW was not wearing a seatbelt and died as a result of the crash. Four people from the other vehicles were transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Tropicana Avenue was closed in both directions after the crash.

The collision remains under investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.