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High school students charged after fatal incident

On Behalf of | May 4, 2023 | Wrongful Death

No one in Colorado knows what they may face as they head out the door to start their day. A person can take all the necessary precautions and still become a victim of an unfortunate accident. Recently, three Colorado high school students were arrested and charged after allegedly throwing a rock through the windshield of a vehicle and killing the woman driving it. 

Arrested and charged 

The incident happened at night in Jefferson County, just outside of Denver. According to police reports, the deceased woman was driving when a large rock crashed went through her windshield, killing her. Reportedly, she was talking to a friend on the phone at the time of the incident and the friend became concerned when the call suddenly dropped. Apparently, the friend tracked the woman’s phone and discovered the victim in a field. 

That night, according to law enforcement authorities, the students drove around and tossed large landscaping rocks from a pickup truck. The rocks hit at least six vehicles, including an SUV and a minivan, injuring two other drivers. Police said information from the public, as well as mobile device forensics, helped lead to the arrests of the teenagers. All three students were charged with first-degree murder with extreme indifference, reports said. 

Surviving family members have options 

Most deadly accidents are completely unpredictable. The surviving family members of the Colorado woman who was killed in this incomprehensible incident have options. An experienced lawyer can help family members pursue rightful damages through a wrongful death lawsuit against those deemed negligent. 


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