Driver in fatal I-70 crash faces charges |

Driver in fatal I-70 crash faces charges

EDWARDS, Colo. ” An illegal immigrant faces charges stemming from a fatal roll-over accident Friday night on Interstate 70 near Edwards, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The patrol issued a statement Sunday identifying the driver and passengers of a sport utility vehicle involved in the crash.

Lenora Hernandez, 20, who the State Patrol said is an illegal immigrant, faces charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving causing bodily injuries, DUI and driving without a license, the statement said. Hernandez was treated at the Vail Valley Medical Center and released into the custody of state troopers, authorities said.

Jose De Jesus Trinidad-Esparza, 19, was killed in the crash, the patrol said. The agency had no further personal information about the victim.

The other passengers in the vehicle were: Jose Jesus Vazquez-Lopez, 22, of Avon; Juan Jesus Garcia-Escobar, 17, of Edwards; Karen Rosales, 22, of Edwards; Elida Rosales, 16, of Edwards; Sandy Amado-Corral, whose age was unknown, of Edwards; and Denise Parra, 16, of Edwards, all of whom suffered no injuries or minor injuries, the statement said.

Karen Rosales was found to have an arrest warrant for assault and weapons charges, the statement said.

Hernandez lost control of the vehicle she was driving on Friday at about 11:50 p.m. in the westbound lanes near Edwards. The SUV ran off the side of the road and rolled two full times, ejecting Trinidad-Esparza, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the state patrol.

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