JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The prosecution has rested in the trial for the semi driver charged in the 2019 deadly crash on Interstate 70 near the Colorado Mills Mall. Rogel Aguilera-Mederos faces vehicular homicide charges in connection with the April 2019 crash that killed four people and damaged or destroyed 28 vehicles.
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Aguilera-Mederos has pleaded not guilty to a total of 41 charges. Prosecutors said the driver’s brakes failed but he weaved and nearly ran people off the road.
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The defense began its case by calling a witness to testify about how brakes work on semi-trucks and their trailers.
The defense has painted a picture of Aguilera-Mederos, things happening so quickly he didn’t know what to do, and that he was a victim of a mechanical brake failure.MORE NEWS: Jackknifed Semi That Took Out Guardrail In Icy Conditions Led To I-70 Closure