Prison for Fernley woman in deadly DUI crash
A Fernley woman was sentenced to prison for a deadly car crash in 2015.
Megan Amirr, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of felony driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing death and felony driving under the influence of a controlled substance causing substantial bodily harm. Amirr was sentenced May 1 to a minimum of eight years and a maximum of 20 years in the Nevada State Prison for each count, which will run concurrent with each other.
The accident occurred on March 22, 2015, when Amirr, who was driving south on US95A, swerved across the center line hitting a northbound vehicle head on. The driver of the vehicle died at the scene and the front passenger suffered substantial injuries.
According to officials, Amirr had prohibited levels of methamphetamine, amphetamine and oxycodone in her system at the time of the collision.
“This is another tragic and senseless loss of life caused by Amirr’s decision to ingest methamphetamine and get behind the wheel,” said Stephen Rye, Lyon County District Attorney. “The loss to the family of the other driver in this case is immeasurable. This family is forever impacted by the decisions and actions of Amirr.”
“Drugged driving continues to be a major problem in Nevada. The court sent a strong message by imposing the maximum sentence in this case. Amirr had a prior drug history and her actions did not deserve any leniency. Thanks to a thorough investigation by the Nevada Highway Patrol, a trial was avoided and justice was served.”
Nevada Highway Patrol investigated the case with the assistance of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. Brian Haslem was the prosecutor for Lyon County.