LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Jordan Barson, 45, the man accused in a Dec. 10, 2020, crash that killed five cyclists, was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 16 years in prison.
A judge sentenced Barson to a total of 16-40 years behind bars on DUI charges as part of a plea agreement reached in April. Barson pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI resulting in death.
The sentence calls for two sentences, each 8-20 years, to be served consecutively.
Barson’s sentencing followed a second day of emotional testimony from the families of the five cyclists who were killed. Barson admitted he had methamphetamine in his system when he ran into a group of cyclists on U.S. 95 near Searchlight.
In all, 16 people were expected to give victim impact statements over the two-day sentencing hearing. On Tuesday, the court heard from some of the families including Douglas Murray, who lost his brother Michael.
“There are no words to express what you have done to our family, what you did to my brother.”