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Nevada Highway Patrol identifies wrong-way driver near Moapa

Posted at 4:17 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-12 03:23:51-04

MOAPA (KTNV) — Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the man arrested after a fatal crash on Aug. 2 on Interstate 15 near Moapa.

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The crash killed 19-year-old Javarius Barfield and 8-year-old Chase Fernandez from Lawrenceville, Georgia.

According to NHP, 60-year-old Gary Lynn Muir was driving a Ford E-450 van the wrong way in the southbound travel lanes when he hit a black Dodge Charger.

Barfield and Fernandez were passengers in the car.

Muir is facing 2 counts of DUI resulting in death, 1 count of DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, 1 count of driving the wrong way and 1 count of having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.