DENVER (CBS4) – The man who caused a fiery crash on Interstate 70 in 2018 learned his sentence on Wednesday. Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
In March of 2018, Zamarripa-Castaneda, 28, caused the crash which involved a semi truck near I-70 and Brighton Boulevard. Police say Zamarripa-Castaneda’s blood alcohol content level was .121.READ MORE: CSU Pueblo Student Robert Killis Arrested After Detectives Find Large Cache Of Weapons In Vehicle, Apartment
The driver of the semi, 57-year-old John Anderson of Lone Tree, died in the crash.READ MORE: Semi Strikes I-70 Bridge In Lakewood, Drives Off
Zamarripa-Castaneda did not stay at the scene and was arrested the next morning at his home. He was then released from custody on $25,000 bond days later.
Zamarripa-Castaneda is an undocumented immigrant. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says they were notified of his release about an hour afterward. The suspect later turned himself into ICE.MORE NEWS: Colorado Army Veteran & Afghanistan Interpreter Will Reunite As Neighbors
He pleaded guilty to one count of vehicular homicide-DUI on July 12.