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Man Pleads Guilty In Deadly Hit & Run In Lakewood

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Gerard Julien, left, Derrick Fransua, right (credit: Jefferson County DA)

Gerard Julien, left, Derrick Fransua, right (credit: Jefferson County DA)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A man accused of killing a teenager in a hit-and-run has pleaded guilty.

Derrick Fransua faces up to 24 years in prison when sentenced next month. Witnesses said it appeared he was involved in a speeding contest when he hit the teen and drove off last July.

The victim, 15-year-old Gerard Julien, was out jogging at the time. He was in a crosswalk along Kipling Road in Lakewood when he was hit.

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