An undocumented immigrant being held in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash has been formally charged, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, 26, has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide-DUI and one count of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Zamarripa-Castaneda was driving a pickup truck shortly before midnight on Saturday when he allegedly caused a fiery accident involving a semitruck near eastbound Interstate 70 and North Brighton Boulevard.
The crash resulted in the death of the 57-year-old driver of the semitruck. The semitruck driver has not been identified.
Willy had this story a couple of days ago and nailed it. He said it was an illegal, and he had good reason to know so. But we hesitated going on the record because of the litigious atmosphere surrounding “fake news.”