Jury selection begins in fatal drunk driving accident case

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

The trial for a man accused of driving drunk and killing a woman three years ago is underway.

Jury selection began today at the Mesa County Courthouse in the vehicular homicide case against Jade Huskey.

Colorado State Patrol says in February of 2006, he and Molly Gomez were driving along I–70 at more than 100 miles an hour when they went off the road and into a guardrail.

Both were thrown out of the car and Gomez was killed.

Throughout the investigation Huskey has maintained that he was not the one behind the wheel.

His trial is set to last nine days.


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  • by K Location: CA on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:49 AM
    One life was lost, regardless of how it happened. Is it fair that another be lost if he IS innocent?? Could the Gomez family live with putting an innocent man in prison because they are saddened by thier own loss?? Is it fair to make another family suffer as well?? This is exactly why it has gone to trial...to set the facts straight. If the facts say he is innocent...what is the need to keep hurting the other family?? Besides, can you imagine living with the guilt of knowing that you did do this?? Would that not be a punishment in itself?? I have read all the reports, and the facts state, Jade was not the driver. Please people, don't trade one life for another...
  • by Liz Location: Colorado on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    This trial took 11 days and the jury could not come to a unanimous decision. People cannont pass judgement on this case unless they are very familiar with it and know the facts, not just come to some random conclusion. Bill I am sorry for your loss also, but you have no idea of the facts of this case and should not be judgemental. It is very sad that there was a loss of life in this situation, no one denies that. But the fact remains that they were both adults that had been drinking on that night and an accident occurred. I wish the money that has been spent on this trial could go to some good instead of the waste it has, we could have educated and helped a lot of people by now.
  • by unknown Location: az on Jul 7, 2009 at 04:23 PM
    This man is guilty reguardless and yes they were both of age but again why would someone want to go over 100 miles an hr and even if they were both of age no one could control someone driving that fast in a vehicle. I know Molly very well and her personality and ya they were both drinking and people do make mistakes but this was somethin that she coludn't control because I know in my heart that she was not driving. Of course Jade is going to deny that he was driving because he knows if he says he is guilty he will go to prison for a long time and if he was really A TRUE FRIEND HE WOULD OF ADMITTED IT. So to the Gomez Family you hang in there and stay strong!!!!!!!
  • by Kerri Location: Colorado on Jun 26, 2009 at 10:42 PM
    Bill, I'm very sorry for your loss. I am now way saying that I think it's okay to drink and drive. These two people were both drunk, but choose to get in a car. They were both of an age to know better, but choose to do it anyways. I wasn't at the liquor store when they left, and neither was anybody else. I'm very sorry for the Gomez family and all the other families that have to deal with something like this. But ya know, we were not there. Jade and Molly are the only ones that know what happened and now it's up to 12 men and women to be the judge or what happened, not me, not you, nor anybody else. And to Joe, were you at the liquor store? I didn't think so.
  • by Casey Location: Grand Junction on Jun 25, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    I know Jade as well. His character would not allow him to try and weasel his way out of the charges, no matter how much jail time he was looking at. This is a man that served his country and was raised with solid values. Neither of them should have been in the car drunk, but we all make mistakes. To the Gomez family, I'm very sorry. Hang in there Jade.
  • by joe Location: clifton on Jun 24, 2009 at 04:31 PM
    Come on kerri give it up he's guilty you know it as well as i do. If you were looking at going to prison you would deny it to. i happen to know him also it was only a matter of time before something bad was going to happen.
  • by Bill Dikant Location: Castleton, N.Y. on Jun 24, 2009 at 07:40 AM
    Well Kerry It's like this, your right I didn't KNOW all the supposed facts. Here's my reasoning. I have been involved in the Court System for 35 years and I've heard every nonsensical excuse for D.W.I. there ever was.I hold a lot of anger and frustration on these Drunk Drivers after doing E.M.S. for 25 years cleaning up their damages.I'm tired of the way the Justice System doles out the punishment for America's only socially accepted crime of Violence. As far as Children goes, I have only one who survived a CRASH by one of these "HIGHWAY TERRORISTS" who in my opinion murdered my Wife, Son and Daughter Christmas week 1977. I have been working to make people aware of these killers and the way their matters are handled.Chew on that my girl. Bill Dikant, Victim Advocate, Castleton, N.Y. 12033
  • by Kerri Location: Colorado on Jun 23, 2009 at 08:57 PM
    Bill, You have no idea about this case or why it has taken so long to come to trial. The prosecution has also taken this long to gather their evidence. Just so you know, he did receive major head injuries and in case you don't know, you can't remember things for a certain amount of time. I happen to know this gentlemen very well and if he actually thought he was the driver, don't you think he would have left the country by now? He has not been locked up for the past 3 years and has plenty of time to run, don't you think that says something?? If he honestly remembered, don't you think he would have admitted that by now and save himself the worry?? You need to realize before you say things, you need to get the whole story. I hope you don't have children, but if you do and they committ a crime, I hope you think about it.
  • by Bill Location: Castleton,N.Y. on Jun 22, 2009 at 04:11 PM
    Killing a Woman in 2006 and trial just coming up????, lawyer did a good job of adjourning till memories went bad or so he hopes.I wasn't driving she was, honest, seriously, Not speeding,doing no more than 62.2 m.p.h.
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