DENVER (CBS4)– The suspect in a deadly Christmas Eve crash that claimed the life of one man has been formally charged.
About 2 a.m. on Dec. 24, 2015, a stolen white four-door sedan was heading southbound on Interstate 25 near Colfax Avenue with two people inside when it lost control and collided with a white Chevy pickup truck.READ MORE: Protest Over Masks In Schools Forced Jefferson County Public Health To Shut Down
Both cars struck the concrete wall on the right, then both cars struck the center concrete barrier. The Chevy rolled over in the crash and the driver, 52-year-old Jeffrey Koontz, was killed at the scene.
When officers arrived, witnesses said that a female ran from the crash site. Officers located a man, later identified as Jorge Robles, in the passenger seat of the at-fault vehicle. Robles, 22, told police the woman who ran from the crash caused the collision.READ MORE: 3 Searchers Injured By Rockfall On Capitol Peak During Search For Missing Climber
However, police said that evidence obtained from the interior of the vehicle determined that Robles was driving at the time of the crash. He was arrested on June 9.
Robles remains in custody on $50,000 bond.MORE NEWS: Englewood Drinking Water Tests Positive For E. coli, Boil Order In Place