Arrest Affidavit: Maxfield Didn't Remember Driving After Deadly Crash

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

Only on 11 News--We're learning new details about a deadly crash that killed a 21–year–old woman and her six–month old baby.

20–year–old Derrick Maxfield faced a judge Thursday morning on several charges including vehicular homicide and prosecutors unsealed his arrest affidavit.

"She just started learning how to crawl. I taught her how to play Patty Cake. I still hear her giggle," Sharon Lujan told 11 News outside the Mesa County Justice Center on Thursday.

Lujan was in tears after facing the man accused of causing the crash that killed her friend Shandi Boetel and Boetel's daughter Natalia for the first time.

"They should lock him up and throw away the key."

Lujan and friends wore shirts with Shandi and Natalia's picture to remember them and shouted angry words at Derrick Maxfield as he stood outside a Mesa County courtroom after a review hearing.

Maxfield has been charged with seven felonies and two misdemeanors in the February crash including vehicular assault, vehicular homicide and child abuse.

According to a newly released arrest affidavit, Maxfield was playing beer pong and taking shots at a party. Police say after he left, they spotted him running a red light and speeding more than 70 miles an hour down 5th Avenue.

When he got to North Avenue he smashed into a truck killing Boetel and her baby.

Court documents say after the crash, Maxfield asked a paramedic if anyone was injured and said he would take full responsibility. Later in the hospital he told a deputy he didn't remember getting behind the wheel.

Sharon Lujan hopes Maxfield will never forget because she remembers everyday.

"I cannot wake up in the morning and say hi to them, hold my baby and talk to them. Derrick is still alive and his family can talk to him," said Lujan.

And although she says it was hard for her to face Maxfield, she wants to see justice for Shandi and little Natalia.

Maxfield has another hearing set for next month.

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