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Previous mugshot released of accused driver in deadly 9-car crash
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Credit: Metro Police (2009 booking photo)

LAS VEGAS -- Police released a mug shot from a previous arrest of the man accused of causing a 9-car pile-up on Friday that killed 56-year-old Ellen Finnie Gallucci of Las Vegas.

Police say a speeding vehicle driven by 32-year-old Kenneth Rankin ran a red light Friday afternoon striking three vehicles. Those vehicles then struck five more vehicles stopped at the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Jones Boulevard.

Rankin and two others were taken to the hospital with serious injuries and 15 others had minor or no injuries.

Rankin remains in the hospital and has been booked in absentia, police said Monday. A released mug shot was taken in 2009 when Rankin was registered as a convicted felon, police said.

A vigil is planned Monday at 8 p.m. near the scene of the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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