Man Charged In Fatal Hit & Run Crash On Christmas
DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver man has been formally charged with driving drunk and causing a deadly crash on Christmas morning.
Johnny Gilbert, 37, is facing numerous charges including vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI.
Police say Gilbert drove through a red light at 51st Avenue and Peoria Street and crashed into another car carrying a family home from a Christmas Eve celebration.
The crash killed Dora Gaytan-Esparza, 35, and injured her husband and two children.
Gilbert was arrested shortly after the crash not far from the scene. He remains in custody on a $50,000 bond and is due back in court on Thursday.