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Truck Driver Who Killed 5 Cyclists Is Sentenced to 40 Years

Jordan A. Barson, 45, was under the influence of methamphetamine when he plowed into a group of cyclists on a Nevada highway in December, prosecutors said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/us/truck-driver-crash-5-bicyclis...

A truck driver who was under the influence of methamphetamine when he slammed into a group of bicyclists, killing five, on a Nevada highway in December was sentenced on Wednesday to 40 years in prison, a prosecutor said.

The driver, Jordan Alexander Barson, 45, will be eligible for parole after 16 years in prison, according to Steven B. Wolfson, the district attorney in Clark County, Nev.

Mr. Barson’s lawyer, Damian Sheets, said his client could be paroled in 10 to 12 years if he follows appropriate programming in prison.

Prosecutors said that Mr. Barson had crashed into a group of cyclists on U.S. 95 near Searchlight, Nev., about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, on the morning of Dec. 10.

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I was just reading this article a few minutes ago. I'm glad that he was convicted and will do time. Hopefully he will never be allowed to drive again.

At least they didn't let him off with a couple of traffic violations.

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