CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- News 4 has learned the driver involved in a crash that resulted in two deaths in Carson City over the weekend has previously served time in the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Jason Cloutier, 34, allegedly hit and killed two people Sunday night while driving the wrong way on Highway 50. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this case according to Nevada Highway Patrol.
According to Claudia Stieber at the Department of Parole and Probation, Cloutier was convicted of his third DUI in seven years in 2004. He was sentenced to 12 to 32 months in prison and served seven months behind bars before being put on parole. He was released from parole in June of 2005.
One of the victims in the Highway 50 crash over the weekend has been identified as 26-year-old Sierra Grace Woodward of Carson City. According to NHP, the driver who was hit and killed on scene is not expected to be identified until next week.
According to Nevada Highway Patrol, Cloutier is still in the ICU in serious condition. They say they expect him to be in the hospital for another month.