They are among 15 people involved in the crash Saturday afternoon.
A preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Challenger was traveling at high speed and ran a red light, hitting several vehicles and causing a “chaotic event,” Cuevas said.
The driver and passenger of the Dodge were among the deceased, who range from young juveniles to middle-aged adults, according to Cuevas.
The other surviving victims suffered injuries ranging from non-life-threatening to serious, Cuevas said.
Police are investigating whether the driver was impaired, but speed was considered a factor, according to Cuevas.
“Our thoughts and our prayers are with the families who are experiencing a tremendous and unnecessary loss due to a careless and senseless act,” North Las Vegas Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown said during last night’s news conference.