Driver from Fatal Wrong-Way Car Crash in Las Vegas Gets Sentenced

February 25, 2022 | Ed Bernstein
Driver from Fatal Wrong-Way Car Crash in Las Vegas Gets Sentenced A Las Vegas resident who pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and causing a deadly wrong-way collision on U.S. Highway 95 in September 2020 was sentenced Friday to at least six years in prison. Benjamin Ames, 33, was driving approximately 100 mph and had a blood alcohol concentration three times the legal limit at the time of the collision that killed 58-year-old Susan Teves, according to authorities. In December, he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of DUI resulting in death, according to court records. On Friday, District Judge Jacqueline Bluth sentenced him to six to 20 years in prison. The Nevada Highway Patrol has said that Ames was driving a Hummer the wrong way on I-15 near Russell Road at around 1:45 a.m. September 11, 2020, when he collided head-on with Teves' Nissan Sentra. On Friday morning, her husband sobbed as he delivered a note to the judge. Danny Teves said he is still haunted by the phone call requesting him to identify his wife's corpse. After listening to Teves speak, Ames, who was represented by a video connection, wept as he listened. He said the aftermath of the accident has been a “nightmare.” “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.