On April 25th, 2019, a semi-truck being driven by 23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos came barreling down I-70 at speeds that investigators have since determined exceeded 85-MPH. Just past the Colfax exit on the eastbound side of the highway – in a zone marked 45-MPH – Aguilera-Mederos’s semi-truck slammed into stopped traffic, resulting in a pile-up involving 24 cars and four semis. Several were injured. Four lives were lost.
According to his arrest affidavit, Mr. Aguilera-Mederos reported that his brakes failed just before the crash. Sadly, a mechanical inspection to confirm this will not be available. The cab was destroyed by fire after impact. However,...Read More