Jury convicts man in careless driving case that killed Kremmling man
SUMMIT COUNTY – A Commerce City man was convicted Thursday of careless driving causing death regarding an incident on Colorado 9 north of Silverthorne March 14, 2009.
Vincent Colmenero, who was 45 when the incident occurred, faces up to one year in jail, a fine up to $1,000 and four points against his driver’s license. The sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.
“This case was a lot of work for our office and the Colorado State Patrol, and that hard work showed in this verdict,” DA Mark Hurlbert said in a press release.
The crash caused the death of 62-year-old James Dyer of Kremmling, who suffered massive chest injuries despite wearing a seatbelt.
Colmenero was driving a Ford F-350 flatbed truck when he lost control and crossed the center line into the southbound lane of traffic, according to the press release.
The six-member jury deliberated nearly four hours before arriving at a verdict Thursday.
– Daily News staff report
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