3 Accused Of Supplying Alcohol Before Fatal Teen Crash
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Lakewood have named three people and the potential charges they face in connection with a deadly crash that killed two teenagers in Wheat Ridge.
Police said the charges stem from an investigation into a party that happened the same night as the crash. Police believe they bought and provided alcohol to several teenagers. Two of those teens later died in a crash.
The party happened on Nov. 5 at an apartment in the 6600 block of W. 13th Ave. The deadly crash happened early Nov. 6 at 28th and Oak in Wheat Ridge and was investigated by police in Wheat Ridge.
“Given the same exact circumstances had that accident occured in the City of Lakewood, I don’t see any additional criminal charges simply because the driver is dead,” said Lakewood Police spokesman Steve Davis.
Because the party was in Lakewood and the crash in Wheat Ridge, police in Lakewood concentrated only on the investigation into the party and where the teens may have consumed alcohol.
Jerry G. Sanchez, 18, lives at the apartment and faces possible charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and underage possession of alcohol.
Julius Suarez, 26, and Tisha M. Blan, 22, both face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and procuring alcohol for a minor.
Sanchez, Suarea and Blan were not taken into custody but booked and released on suspicion of and pending those charges. The final report will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office as to which charges will be filed.
Rain Walsh, 17, and Tyler Lovell, 18 died in the crash. Two others were critically injured.