Reno man sentenced to up to 20 years in prison following double-fatal crash in 2016

Justin Freund (Photo courtesy: Washoe County Inmate Search)

A Reno man will spend up to 20 years behind bars following a DUI double-fatal crash on Interstate 80 in 2016, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

On September 16, 2016, NHP responded to a fatal crash on westbound I-80 at the West McCarran off-ramp in Reno.

Investigations revealed a white 1996 Ford F-350 pick-up truck drove onto the shoulder of the interstate where it rear-ended a blue 2004 Pontiac Grand AM that was disabled on the side of the road.

The two occupants in the Pontiac were killed.

Justin Freund, 20, the driver of the Ford and his passenger fled from the scene before police arrived, according to NHP.

Authorities located Freund a short time later and determined he was under the influence of alcohol.

Freund later pleaded guilty to the charges placed against him.

On February 16, 2018, Freund was sentenced to 8-20 years in prison for two counts of driving under the influence causing death. His sentence will be served concurrently.

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