A man is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and DUI in the death of a woman and her 3-year-old son who were killed in a six-vehicle crash in November of last year.
Chris John Cumsille, 45, is facing 10 charges after the death of Anna Huffman, 43, and her child on November 13, 2017.
According to Lakewood Police, Huffman was driving a minivan stopped at a red light behind four other vehicles at Alameda Avenue and Oak Street when her car was rear-ended by a truck driven by Cumsille, causing a chain reaction where multiple other vehicles were struck.
Huffman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her son was taken Children's Hospital Colorado and later died of his injuries.
According to court documents obtained by 9Wants to Know, Cumsille told officers that he “blacked out” before the Nov. 13 crash and had no memory of what happened.
He agreed to submit a blood sample two hours after the crash – it showed that he had THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in his system, according to the affidavit filed for his arrest warrant.
A data recorder in his truck – which Cumsille gave investigators permission to examine – showed that he was traveling 56 mph at the time of the crash. The speed limit on that section of roadway is 45 mph.
In addition, the documents show that he had 16 prior traffic violations, including a rear-end crash Aug. 9 that he did not report to police.
Cumsille was arrested on January 18, and is facing the following charges – two of which are related to previous traffic collisions:
- Child Abuse Death
- 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide – DUI
- 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide – Reckless
- 2 counts of Vehicular Assault
- Reckless Driving (from previous traffic collision)
- Leaving the Scene (from previous traffic collision)
Cumsille posted a $20,000 bond and is due back in court January 29 at 10 a.m.