A truck driver who did crash into the traffic on Interstate 70 killed four people has been sentencing to 100 years in person. This information is according to a Judicial Department Rob McCallum.
Truck Driver was Operating a Semi Tractor-Trailer
The truck driver is Rogel Aguilera-Mederos. He is 26. Aguilera-Mederos was driving a semi-tractor-trailer in April 2019. He was traveling at 85 mph. That was the brakes did fail. This is what he told the investigators at the time. In fact, he did try to pull over to the should. This was to avoid stopped traffic. Tragically, another semi then had already stopped there. This was according to an arrest affidavit.
Four People Dead
Also, the crash has led to a fiery 28-car pileup. As a result, four people were left dead. The local state police department has said this. Found guilty in October, Aguilera-Mederos was convicting of vehicular homicide. Also, there were 23 other charges. This was according to the state’s First Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
The other 23 charges did include six counts of assault in the first degree called extreme indifference. Then, 10 counts of attempts to commit assault in the first degree also extreme indifference. In addition, there are two counts of vehicular assault in recklessness. Also, there is one count of reckless driving. Next, four counts of careless that are driving causing death.
For the minimum available to him on all counts, Aguilera-Mederos was sentenced. They are to be served consecutively. That would total 110 years, McCallum has said.
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On Monday, during a sentencing hearing with state District Court Judge A. Bruce Jones, he has said he was bounding to the mandatory-minimum sentencing laws in the state.
“The state law does require courts to sentence when most individuals were are convicting of specific categories of crimes to a mandatory minimum period of incarceration, according to the State General Assembly website.