I-70 Trucker’s Bail Set at $400K

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos got some ‘splainin’ to do.

source: Denver Post

The 23-year-old truck driver who police say caused the 28-car fiery pileupThursday on Interstate 70 that left four people dead allegedly told authorities that his brakes stopped working while barreling 85 mph down the highway and that he didn’t drive off the road because he didn’t want to roll his truck.

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos’ arrest affidavit, released Saturday afternoon, details the panic on the road, both for Aguilera-Mederos and other commuters, as the runaway truck hurtled down from the high country at terrifying speed.

Photo provided by Lakewood Police DepartmentRogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos

Aguilera-Mederos, a Texas resident, appeared in court for the first time Saturday, when a judge found probable cause for his arrest on investigation of vehicular homicide.

He is due back in court at 10 a.m. May 3. The judge set his bail at $400,000.


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