Ticket Issued for GJ Man Involved in Fatal Car Crash

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

It's been about a month and half since an accident on Highway 141 claimed the life of a teacher and mother. Now the man accused of causing the crash is facing charges.

On Monday the Colorado State Patrol issued a ticket to 67–year–old Darius Devries. The charges on the tiicket are careless driving resulting in death and failing to comply with Department of Safety rules and regulations.

On March 10, troopers say Devries was driving north on Highway 141 when his truck which was pulling a trailer with an 8,000 pound bobcat on it started to fish tail. The trailer swung into the southbound lane crashing head on into Monique Velazquez's car.

The 38–year–old was pronounced dead on scene. Velazquez was a mother of three and worked as a special education teacher at Central High School.

If convicted on the misdemeanor charges, Devries faces up to a year in jail. A court date has not been set.


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