I-70 truck driver case sent to district court

The case stems from a deadly crash that killed four people

Posted 7/17/19
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver accused of causing the deadly April crash at I-70, will stand trial after a Jefferson County judge determined that prosecutors provided a probable …

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I-70 truck driver case sent to district court

The case stems from a deadly crash that killed four people

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Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, the truck driver accused of causing the deadly April crash at I-70, will stand trial after a Jefferson County judge determined that prosecutors provided a probable cause to send the case to district court.

Aguilera-Mederos is facing 41 charges, including attempted first-degree assault and four counts of vehicular homicide. The incident left Stanley Politano, 69, Doyle Harrison, 61, William Bailey, 67, and Miguel Angel Lamas Arrellano, 24, dead. Six others were also left with serious injuries.

The case stems from a fiery, multiple car crash in the eastbound lanes of I-70 at Denver West Parkway on April 25. An affidavit reads that 28 cars were engulfed by a large fire. Aguilera-Mederos, 23, is accused of losing control of a semi-tractor he was driving. Police say he was driving 85 mph when he crashed into stopped vehicles near Colorado Mills Parkway after passing “runaway truck ramp” signs.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 3.

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