Passenger in Car that Killed Three People Makes Plea Deal

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) Thirty-five-year-old Eric Snell of Denver agreed to a plea bargain in a hit-and-run accident that claimed the lives of a mother and her two small children.

Snell, who was a passenger in a car driven by 36-year-old Lawrence Trujillo of Westminster, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of accessory to a crime and to a separate count of driving while under the influence.

Russell Hedman is spokesman for the Denver District Attorney. He says Snell also agreed to testify against Trujillo, who allegedly was driving a truck that sped through a red light in Denver's downtown entertainment district and hit a stroller being pushed by 39-year-old Becca Bingham. She and both her children, two-year-old Garrison and four-year-old Macie, were killed.

Her husband, Frank, was injured in the November incident.

Snell was released from jail on bond. He faces a maximum sentence of two years probation and 90 days in jail after he testifies. Trujillo has pleaded not guilty to charges that include vehicular homicide and faces trial in August.

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