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By Phil Helsel
A truck driver crashed on a stopped traffic The Interstate of Colorado, which unleashed a wreck last week that killed four people and two others were seriously injured, was officially charged on Friday with three dozen crimes. A potentially decades-long prison, a prosecutor said.
23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos is being indicted with 40 charges, including six first-degree attacks and four vehicle killings in the April 25 fiery crash on I-70 east near Denver.
District Attorney Pete Weir said Aguilera is executing "extremely fast and reckless" in an area where the top speed for commercial vehicles is 40 km / h. It was estimated that the semi-agile Aguilera "drove more than 85 miles per hour," said the DA.
"Mr. Aguilera was watched by a number of citizens who drive recklessly and run through various lanes of the street." Weir, district attorney for the Jefferson and Gilpin districts, "said at a press conference on Friday.
The truck with a trailer crashed into eastern traffic, which was stopped due to an imminent accident, and the crash caused a fire devouring vehicles.The crash that occurred at Lakewood west of Denver just before 5 pm comprised 28 vehicles.
Aguilera , who suffered minor injuries, told the police he needed 45 km / h, braked and braked the downhill major facility to accelerate, and that he had tried the emergency brake, according to a sworn statement of the arrest warrant.
He said he tried to maneuver to the right shoulder to avoid stopped traffic, and when he saw another shoulder stopped his shoulder With a truck he drove back into lanes of stopped traffic according to the affidavit.
Aguilera is said to have believed that he would die and close his eyes before stopping the blocked traffic. Another driver on I-70, who saw half the speed past, told the police that the driver was "" with a dreadful expression, according to the "big-eyed" document.