LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The coroner has identified a man who died following a seven-vehicle pileup Sunday in the west valley.

Marcial Scobia, 65, of Las Vegas was killed in a crash at the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and West Tropicana Avenue about 8 a.m. Sunday. The Clark County coroner said Scobia died of multiple blunt force injuries and his death was ruled an accident.

The crash involved seven vehicles: a 2014 Toyota Avalon, a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, a 2006 Toyota Scion XB, a 2015 Toyota Rav 4, a 2013 (RTC) New Flyer Bus and a 2017 Nissan Altima.

Scobia was the driver of the Pathfinder. His passenger, a 66-year-old woman, sustained life-threatening injuries, police said.

A 41-year-old woman in the Rav 4 had serious injuries, and the 34-year-old man driving the Avalon had moderate injuries. The bus driver, a 38-year-old man, was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

1 dead, several injured, including suspected DUI driver, in southwest valley crash

Police said the Avalon was driving west on Tropicana while speeding, then drove through a red light. His car hit the Pathfinder, forcing both cars to the "southwest and left of center" of the road, police said in a media release.

Scobia's vehicle went airborne and into a roll, then struck the hood of the Cobalt, which was stopped at a red light. The Pathfinder continued rolling while airborne and hit the hood of the Scion. The Pathfinder then landed and hit the Rav 4, forcing the Rav 4 into an RTC bus, which was also stopped at the light.

The Avalon continued and struck a median before coming to a stop. Debris from the crash hit the Altima, which was stopped west of the crash scene.

Kevin Raspperry

Kevin Raspperry seen in a Dec. 2016 mugshot. (LVMPD)

Police said the driver of the Avalon, 34-year-old Kevin Raspperry, was suspected of being under the influence and was placed under arrest.

According to court records, Raspperry was booked into Clark County Detention Center for several charges including DUI resulting in death, three counts of DUI causing substantial bodily harm and four counts of reckless driving resulting in death or injury.

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