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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  • by Family of Derrick Location: Grand junction on Jun 4, 2012 at 08:25 AM
    It has been quite some time since this happened and I still hear people judge my nephew. I just want to put in a comment that says this. The judge did his job and God does his. Don't judge until you walk a mile in all of our shoes. Both Derricks family and Shandi's family have hurt enough, your judging only hurts us more.
  • by tiffany Location: grand junction on Mar 18, 2010 at 07:46 PM
    derrick is my family i will protect him and my family have a problem take it up with me if lujan really cared about that baby and shandi whay didnt she show up to the sentancing? i feel for everyones loss my cuz i8s doing time but ill stand by him one hundred percent
  • by brittany Location: grand junction on Oct 18, 2009 at 10:09 PM
    i think that people should stop saying that that girl sarah and that sharon lujan are shandis family because they arent. i have met part of shandis family when they used to live in grand junction and sharon lujan is not shandis family. ya she may have lived around the corner from shandi but she is not her family all sharon lujan wants is attention and for people to feel bad for her and give her money. dont believe me? go to walmart on almost anyday and u will see her truck with a sign saying "need gas" or "palm readings" she is crazy and just wants attention. i think she needs to quit disrespecting shandis real family.
  • by sandra de leon Location: denver on Apr 11, 2009 at 10:56 PM
    that guy you are talking about is no family of mine i am shandi boetel aunt i dont know these people i dont want them in court anymore
  • by Brenda Hutchison Location: Bridgeport,ohio on Apr 10, 2009 at 01:29 PM
    I'am Shandi's grandmother and I wish people would quit saying that Shandi's family are saying all of these things because we haven't said anything.These people that are doing all this stuff are friends of hers.And I want to see Derrick to pay for what he has done,but our family are not doing the stuff that everyone thinks.I know he will get what he has coming to him,so please don't put my family in the bad things that these people are doing.Brenda Hutchison
  • by I watched Location: Parachute on Apr 9, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    "Lujan and friends ........... and shouted angry words at Derrick Maxfield as he stood outside a Mesa County courtroom after a review hearing." You said they yelled angry words? Come on I was there. The bald headed guy whoever he was threatened to kill Derrick right in the hallway of the courthouse. Everyone in there including his family heard it.. Why didn't you say that both families had to be escorted by the sheriff to make sure there was not an altercation. There was a news lady there the whole time... Man if you guys are going to report the news at least get the story right. I watched this happen.
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