The case against a man facing charges for a fatal crash in July of 2007 is now making its way through the court system nearly a year and a half later.
34-year-old Denny Hatch is facing multiple charges including vehicular homicide, child abuse resulting in death, and driving with license revoked as a habitual offender.
Colorado State Patrol says back in July of 2007, Hatch was driving along Highway 50, when he pulled out in front of a van as he was making a left hand turn onto 28 1/2 Road. As a result, his vehicle was broadsided.
Hatch's five-year-old daughter died at the scene and his girlfriend was taken to the hospital where she died five hours later.
State troopers tell 11 News they turned their investigation reports over to the District Attorney's office in July of 2007, shortly after the crash occurred -- but didn't hear anything back from the DA until just a few weeks ago.
District Attorney Pete Hautzinger is out of town, but he told 11 News part of the reason for the delay was because he wanted to wait for a number of forensic tests to be completed before the case against Hatch went forward.
According to an arrest affidavit, Hatch's blood tested positive for drug use at the time of the crash.