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Driver Now Faces Vehicular Homicide In Crash That Killed Great-Grandfather

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Latoya Nelson in court on March 28 (credit: CBS)

Latoya Nelson in court on March 28 (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – The alleged driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 85-year-old man was officially charged on Tuesday.

Latoya Nelson, 29, is accused of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Investigators say on March 27 she ran a red light, hit the car and ran off.

Charlie Herrera, a great-grandfather, was killed.

Nelson is also charged with assault for allegedly backing into another car and nearly running over a security guard at a nearby Burger King parking lot before the crash.

RELATED: Family Of Hit & Run Victim Devastated By Their Loss

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