DENVER — A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after hitting and killing a man who was crossing Broadway in 2022.
Avel Aguirre-Sanchez, 20, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Terrell Jones.
The fatal crash happened at 1:40 a.m. July 2 on North Broadway near West Ellsworth Avenue. Witnesses described seeing the driver going more than 100 mph in a 30-mph zone when he struck Jones.
The arrest affidavit says the driver continued south, past West Archer Place, and crashed into parked cars.
The Denver Police officer who made a statement in the arrest affidavit said Aguirre-Sanchez was treated afterward at Denver Health. The officer said the suspect had a "moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath."
Aguirre-Sanchez was initially charged with:
- First-degree murder with extreme indifference
- 2 counts of attempted murder with extreme indifference
- 2 counts of attempted first-degree assault with a deadly weapon
- First-degree assault with extreme indifference
- Vehicular homicide – DUI
- Vehicular homicide – DWAI
- Vehicular homicide – reckless driving
Those nine charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Aguirre-Sanchez will be sentenced on May 26.
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