Colorado police have recently arrested a man under suspicion of vehicular homicide as well as other charges. The charges stem from a vehicle accident that occurred in August involving three cars that resulted in the death of one man and an injury to another. If the Colorado man is found guilty of vehicular homicide and the other charges, he could be facing a large amount of jail time.
According to the police report, the driver of a tow truck was outside of his vehicle in the left southbound lane on U.S. 85 cleaning up debris from an earlier wreck, and a Colorado state trooper patrol car was behind the truck supposedly with its flashing lights on. The man, driving an F-250, purportedly rear-ended the patrol car knocking it off the road. The F-250 then slammed into the tow truck driver, and the impact killed him instantly.
Police claim that the lights of the patrol car were on in order to indicate caution. Police also believe that the F-250 driver was speeding as well as possibly texting. The man has been arrested and charged with suspicion of vehicular homicide, reckless driving, careless driving causing injury, third-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
While the report does not give the estimated total of how long the prison sentence could be if the man is convicted, the accusations he faces are undoubtedly daunting. However, it is important to remember that all accused persons, no matter the number or severity of the charges they face, are to be granted fair and unbiased criminal proceedings. All persons accused of vehicular homicide charges in Colorado are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Source: thedenverchannel.com, Lance Hernandez, Oct. 16, 2013