CO - Semi Driver Arrested After Slamming Into Cars on I-70, Lakewood, multiple deaths, April 2019

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  1. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    You can see video of the speeding semi and aftermath here:

    Semitrailer slams into commuters, killing at least 1

    Update with name of driver:

    Semi driver in custody in connection to deadly I-70 crash

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The driver of a semi that caused a deadly, fiery 28-vehicle crash on I-70 Thursday afternoon will face vehicular homicide charges, authorities said Friday morning.

    The driver has been identified as Rogel Lazaro Aguilera.

    Ty Countryman with the Lakewood Police Department said 24 cars and four semis were involved in the crash, which killed “multiple people,” though an exact number was not yet available.
     


  2. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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  4. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    This is the long version of the video clop posted by the MSM that shows the truck speeding by and over an hour of the aftermath. BTW, NSFW due to cursing.

     
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  5. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    I-70 is still closed for that section and I suspect it will be for quite some time. Its going to take a while to clear that mess and then CDOT will have to see if the road is damaged from the fire. This is a very heavily traveled section of road.
     
  6. Davia18

    Davia18 Verified Human

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    WOW just so sad. Hurts my heart.
     
  7. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Holy..............
    Just go to about 8 minutes. I didn't even turn on the sound but WOW.

     
  8. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    About the 18 minute mark he is fairly close to the fire...so scary with explosions (maybe tires?).
     
  9. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    I would think that if his brakes had failed you be hearing his horn blowing. I think he was just not paying attention (sleepy or texting or something).
     
  10. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Or it was intentional. I hate to go there but that video.... I'm sure that will come out.

    I had to stop watching to leave, to drive on the interstate. Very nerve wracking.

    I am afraid to find out who the victims are.
     
  11. Gardenista

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    Awful images. Why were vehicles stopped?
     
  13. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    “Daniel, also a truck driver, spoke to his brother after the crash and Aguilera told him his brakes failed.

    From your link Gardenista. (BBM)
     
  14. Blondie in Spokane

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    From what I understand there was a smaller earlier accident that was being worked/cleared so the traffic was already stalled. Kind of like sitting ducks, I’m sad to say.
     
  15. Trudie

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    Tysm, I’m having WiFi trouble, do video is impossible to view. Stalled interstate traffic is never cool, especially to a non alert driver approaching from behind. Yikes
     
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  16. Gardenista

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    If you go to this FB link, there is a FB link in the comments with another video of the truck before the crash:eek:. Not sure if it is true or not, so I won't post the link to the video

    KPRC2 / Click2Houston
     
  17. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    It's a miracle only 4 people died.
    He's claiming his brakes failed but he had other options if that were true.

    I will, it was posted by MSM. Unbelievable. He passes the runaway truck ramps, if he was having issues.

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    Video shows a semitrailer out of control in mountains ahead of fiery I-70 crash
     
  19. PrairieWind

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    wow, if that is the same truck (hard to tell on my small monitor) that driver can forget about his "brakes failed" excuse. He is all over the road. Sleepy is my guess since they don't suspect drugs.
     
  20. LadyL

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    I'm surprised people livestream while driving. That's illegal here - distracted driving. He could've caused several more accidents IMO.
     
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