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That one. says Jordan Barson was charged after “significant amounts” of methamphetamine was found in his system.
DRIVER #ARRESTED: Jordan Barson, the truck driver who police say killed five bicyclists in a crash last week on U.S. 95, faces multiple DUI charges after methamphetamine was found in his system. This is according to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson. @8NewsNow #8NN pic.twitter.com/hdBWdVD6jB
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A driver Jordan Barson who left five cyclists dead after he allegedly entered his party on a Nevada freeway faces multiple charges of driving under the influence of methamphetamine, which was reportedly found in his system.
“I have told countless people hundreds of times that getting behind the wheel of a drunk car is reckless,” said Steve Wolfson, Clark County District Attorney for KLAS.
“These actions are unacceptable and have consequences,” he said. “Tragically, this kind of reckless behavior killed five people, injured several and again mourned our community.”
The charges against Jordan Alexander Barson, 45, came after a blood test after the accident revealed “significant amounts” of methamphetamine in Barson’s system, Wolfson told AZFamily.com.
Cyclist Erin Ray, 39; Gerrard Nieva, 41 years old; Michael Murray, 57; Aksoy Ahmet, 48 years old; and Tom Trauger, 57, all died on the spot, cyclist Michael Anderson shared an article on GoFundMe written to raise money for his friends’ funerals.
The allegations against Barson include six charges of DUI crimes – five resulting in death and one involving significant bodily harm to an injured driver.
“Cyclists are a special bunch,” Wolfson said, according to AZFamily. “I’m a cyclist myself, so this one man’s choice affected a lot of people.”
A group of about 20 cyclists were riding the Nipton Loop, a route that spans about 130 miles – a route they ride together every year – when the crash happened on December 10 at 9:40 a.m. on the American road. 95 near Searchlight, Nevada. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported. Searchlight is an unincorporated town approximately 60 miles south of Las Vegas.
Anderson, a retired Las Vegas city police officer, told the Review Journal that the ride went well until the morning was windy and prompted about seven cyclists to ride behind the vehicle from group support (SAG).
Then the van, driven by Barson, struck the fallen cyclists and the support vehicle was pushed into the front cyclist group.
“Basically the speed of the van as it collided with the drivers behind the SAG vehicle kept it between the truck and the vehicle,” Anderson told KSNV News 3.
Barson was not injured in the accident and remained there, where he worked with police.
The cause of death for each of the victims was listed as blunt violent trauma and classified as accidental.
Wolfson said of the driver: “He made the decision to take methamphetamine and drive under his influence, which could lead to him falling asleep at the wheel,” says KLAS.
“It’s a deadly combination and it has ruined the lives of some people, it has taken lives, it has devastated the cycling community,” he said.
A lawyer who could speak for Barson was not immediately identified. Wolfson’s office said he was arrested Tuesday pending his extradition to Clark County from Mohave County, Arizona.