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NTSB Releases Report on North Las Vegas Crash That Killed 9

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 26, 2023 10:34 am

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – A preliminary report on the collision that killed nine people, including numerous members of one family, last year was issued by the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday.

On Saturday, January 29, 2022, North Las Vegas resident Gary Dean Robinson, 59, was operating a Dodge Challenger when he sped through a stop sign at over 100 mph and collided with multiple vehicles.

Four adults and four children perished. A family of seven was traveling in one car.

According to autopsy and toxicology results, Robinson had alcohol, cocaine, and PCP in his system.

According to the report made public on Thursday, Robinson was moving at 103 mph. There is a 50 mph restriction in that region.

Robinson admitted to exceeding the speed limit by up to 10 mph on December 9, 2021, according to the Investigators’ reports, on January 20, 2022. According to court records, he paid a $150 fine.

Tanaga Ravel Miller, 46, of North Las Vegas, who was riding with Robinson, also perished in the collision.

Fernando Yeshua Mejia, age 5, Adrian Zacarias, age 10, Lluvia Daylenn Zacarias, age 13, Bryan Axel Zacarias, age 15, Gabriel Mejia-Barrera, age 23, David Mejia-Barrera, age 25, and Jose Zacarias-Caldera, age 35, were all riding in the same minivan at the time of the accident.

The NTSB reported that Robinson had a driving history that includes two DUIs in Indiana in 1984.

Even though he was frequently pulled over for speeding, the NTSB found that he only had one recorded speeding citation on his driving record. Records indicated that the speeding citations were changed to other infractions.

Robinson’s automobile included court receipts from both North Las Vegas and Las Vegas, according to the report. The NTSB reported that Robinson’s most recent ticket, on Dec. 9, 2021, was not yet included in his official driving record.

“The other was a receipt from the Las Vegas Municipal Court dated December 28, 2021, which showed a guilty plea for speeding 16-20 miles per hour over the limit,” the report said. “This ticket was also not reflected on his Official Nevada Driving Record nor had the 2 demerit points been assigned for this offense.”

According to the NTSB, the investigation into the incident is ongoing as it seeks to identify its cause and make recommendations.

Credits: 8NewsNow

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