Autopsy Confirms Drug Use A Factor in Car Accident that Killed 9 People

April 14, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Autopsy Confirms Drug Use A Factor in Car Accident that Killed 9 People New details have been released about the tragic accident that left Nine dead earlier this year.  During the January automobile accident that resulted in a multivehicle collision, a 59-year-old driver had both cocaine and PCP in his system, according to autopsy results that were released on Monday.  According to police, speeding was the primary cause of the wreck, as Robinson's Dodge Challenger was observed accelerating from 90 to 103 mph in five seconds before the collision at a red traffic light. This was confirmed with a diagnosis of the challengers on-board computer. Officials said the drug use is just another devastating element of this tragedy. Those who perished in the collision include: Jose Zacarias-Caldera, 35; and passengers David Mejia-Barrera, 25; Gabriel Mejia-Barrera, 23; Bryan Axel Zacarias, 15; Lluvia Daylenn Zacarias, 13; Adrian Zacarias, 10; and Fernando Yeshua Mejia, 5. Additionally, Robinson’s passenger, Tanaga Ravel Miller, 46, also succumbed to his injuries. “Car accidents are on the rise in the Las Vegas area. At Edward M Bernstein and Associates, we take these accidents seriously. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, we can help you. Call 702-996-3917. Note: These posts are created using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected, please bring it to our attention, and we will make adjustments. The photos included in these posts do not represent the actual accident scene.”


Ed Bernstein

Edward M. Bernstein, Esq. is the owner and founding partner of Edward M. Bernstein & Associates, and one of the most recognizable figures in Nevada. Ed is one of state’s premier personal injury attorneys and has hosted The Ed Bernstein Show for over 31 years. He has served the Las Vegas community for decades with dozens of community appointments and terms of service. In the year 2000, he was Nevada’s Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Ed received his B.A. from Long Island University in 1971 and his J.D. from Widener University in 1975. Since then, Ed’s professional accolades include numerous publications, honors and awards, court appointments, and has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.