The juvenile driver accused of causing a three-car wreck on Foothills Parkway in April that killed two people has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.
The driver, who is not being named because she was 17 years old at the time of the crash, was also charged with vehicular assault, DUI, driving with excessive alcohol content, driving on the wrong side of a divided highway and minor in possession of alcohol.
The crash on April 9 resulted in the deaths of Ori Tsioni, 33, and Gregoria Morales Ramirez, 49.
“This crash was terrible and had tragic consequences,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said in statement. “When I met with the families of the victims and the woman who was injured, we talked about the losses and the trauma that this crash has caused. The District Attorney’s Office is fully committed to securing the right result in this case.”
According to the Colorado State Patrol, the juvenile was driving a 2002 Dodge Dakota southbound in the northbound lanes of Foothills Parkway when she hit a Subaru heading northbound head-on. The Subaru was then rear-ended by the Honda Accord.
Tsioni was the driver of the Subaru and was taken from the scene to a hospital but later died. Ramirez, the passenger in the Subaru, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Accord, a 65-year-old woman from Longmont, sustained serious injuries.
Dougherty said prosecutors had to wait on filing charges due to the investigation and toxicology results, which can sometimes take months.
Prosecutors also said the investigation into how the juvenile obtained alcohol and where she was drinking is still under investigation and could result in further charges.