A truck driver is facing charges for causing a 28-vehicle crash on a Colorado interstate Thursday that left four people dead.
Rogel Lazaro Aguilera, 23, is facing suspicion of vehicular homicide charges and is in custody, according to the Lakewood Police Department Friday.
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“The carnage was significant,” Lakewood Police Department agent Ty Countryman said in a press conference Friday.
Aguilera was driving down a hill on Interstate 70 when he reportedly collided into slower moving traffic, CBS News reported. The crash ignited a massive fire that burned for hours and caused four deaths, according to ABC News.
Aguilera is from Texas, Countryman said Friday.
I-70 remains closed Friday, according to police, but will reopen Saturday. (RELATED: 70-Pound Dog Likely Caused Plane Crash, Pilot’s Death: Report)
The crash did not seem intentional, according to officials. There was also no evidence of alcohol or drugs involved with the crash.
Investigation is ongoing.
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