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Man charged with vehicular homicide after Arvada crash left 1 dead, 4 others injured

The District Attorney also charged Alan Russell Brazulis, 32, with DUI after he drove the wrong way causing the accident that killed his passenger, Griffin Korosec.
Credit: Office of the District Attorney
Alan Russell Brazulis, 32, charged with vehicular homicide in fatal Arvada crash.

GOLDEN, Colo. — Editor's note: A previous version of this story had the incorrect date for when the fatal crash occurred and when the arrest warrant was issued for the suspect. It has since been updated.

A 32-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts including vehicular homicide and DUI after an arrest affidavit says he drove the wrong way on an Arvada road causing a crash that led to the death of his passenger and injured four others.  

The fatal crash happened on July 26 when, according to the arrest affidavit, an Arvada police officer saw Alan Russell Brazulis traveling in the wrong lane coming toward him and Toyota 4Runner. 

The affidavit says the car driven by Brazulis was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes when it collided with the 4Runner. There were two adults and two children in the 4Runner who were injured.

A passenger in the car with Brazulis was killed in the crash.

The DA's Office on Sept. 25 charged Brazulis with multiple counts including: 

  • Vehicular homicide – DUI
  • Multiple counts of child abuse 
  • Three counts of vehicular assault
  • Third-degree assault
  • Driving without a license

Police issued an arrest warrant for Brazulis on Sept. 18. He was arrested in Grand Junction on Sept. 22 and is now in the Jefferson County jail. He is being held on a $500,000 bond and his first court appearance on Oct. 1. 

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