EAGLE, Colo.(AP) A Pueblo man faces vehicular homicide charges after police say he was drunk and speeding in June when he flipped his car in Avon, killing a passenger.
The Eagle County District Attorney's Office filed charges Monday against 25-year-old Emmanuel Villeda. Authorities say Villeda was driving at speeds around 140 miles per hour after leaving a restaurant with friends on June 9. The car flipped one and one half times before coming to a rest on its roof.
A passenger in the car, 22-year-old Rafael Torres-Ortiz, was killed in the crash. Villeda and two other passengers were seriously injured in the rollover crash, which wasn't discovered until the next day when a morning commuter discovered the wreckage with people pinned inside.
Villeda is due back in court on Aug. 26.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.