Rogel Aguilera-Mederos the man who caused crash was convicted of 27 counts, including four counts of vehicular manslaughter, following the April 2019 crash near Lakewood.
Man who caused crash that left four dead and injured six is sentenced to 110 years in prison
The man convicted after a crash on Interstate 70 that left four dead was sentenced to 110 years in prison Monday afternoon.
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos was 23 years old when his truck crashed into stopped traffic on the interstate near Denver West Parkway on April 25, 2019.
Four people died instantly from the impact – Doyle Harrison, William Bailey, Miguel Angel Lamas Arellano and Stanley Politano. All are believed to have died from their injuries and not from the resulting fire.
Aguilera-Mederos was convicted by a jury of 27 counts in total. The most serious charges were four counts of vehicular homicide. Other charges he was convicted of included first-degree assault, attempted first-degree assault, vehicular assault, reckless driving and careless driving.
Aguilera-Mederos was found not guilty of 15 counts of attempted first-degree assault.
Judge A. Bruce Jones sentenced Aguilera-Mederos to the required minimum of 10 years for each of the six counts of first-degree assault with extreme indifference, to be served consecutively.
He was also sentenced to the required minimum of five years for 10 additional counts of attempted first-degree assault with extreme indifference. Those will also be served consecutively.
The judge said the legislature required him to order those sentences to be served consecutively, so, he said, he issued the minimum sentence for those charges. However, he said he could have sentenced Aguilera-Mederos to more than the minimum if he was not required to issue the sentences consecutively.
In addition to the 110 years stemming from those charges, Aguilera-Mederos was sentenced to 30 years for 11 other charges to be served concurrently.
Aguilera-Mederos was extremely emotional when he asked for forgiveness before Jones announced the sentence.