UNLV Basketball Recruit Could Face 26-Year Prison Sentence in Fatal Wreck

January 11, 2021 | Ed Bernstein
UNLV Basketball Recruit Could Face 26-Year Prison Sentence in Fatal Wreck

UNLV basketball recruit Zaon Collins faces charges of felony DUI resulting in death and reckless driving after a deadly crash on December 30th, 2020. The 19-year-old basketball player was traveling 85 miles per hour in a posted 35 miles per hour limit zone when he collided with another vehicle. Collins also tested positive for 3.0 ng/ML of THC (Marijuana) at the scene of the accident, which is considered legally impaired. The extreme speed and force of the crash led to the tragic death of another Las Vegas resident, 52-year-old Eric Echevarria. If convicted of charges, Collins faces 2 - 20 years in prison for the DUI charge and 1 - 6 years in prison for the reckless driving charge. The preliminary hearing is set for February 17th, 2021. 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.