4 face charges in deadly 'road rage' crash

LAS VEGAS - A driver accused in the deadly weekend crash that caused a major traffic backup on I-15 near Moapa is facing a felony reckless driving charge.

Three other people are also being charged in what the Nevada Highway Patrol is calling a "road rage" incident that occurred Sunday, Oct. 8 around 12:45 p.m.

According to NHP, prior to the crash, witnesses say the drivers of a BMW, Jeep and Cadillac were all driving recklessly on I-15 southbound. At one point, someone in the Cadillac threw a bottle at the Jeep.

The 35-year-old driver of a Jeep, who is still hospitalized and has not been identified, attempted to pass the BMW by traveling in the left shoulder median. The right side of the Jeep struck the left side of the BMW causing the BMW to crash into an embankment. The Jeep went into the northbound lanes of I-15 and struck a Mini Cooper killing 69-year-old Michael Prinaris from Henderson.

Nan Ying, 24, the driver of the BMW was not injured and is facing a misdemeanor for reckless driving.

Jincheng Sun, 19, the driver of the Cadillac is also facing a misdemeanor for reckless driving. His 20-year-old passenger, who allegedly threw the bottle, is facing a litter charge.

The driver of the jeep did suffer life-threatening injuries. His identity will be released once he is out of the hospital, NHP said.


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