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Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in Kremmling crash that killed teen

Juan Pablo Santillan was killed in the crash at the Hotel Eastin last May.

KREMMLING, Colo. — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to single charge related to a hit-and-run crash last May in Grand County that killed a teen.

Juan Flores Flores will be sentenced in June after he pleaded to vehicular homicide - DUI in Grand County District Court. As a result of the plea, two other counts were dismissed.

On May 29, 2022, Kremmling Police responded around 12:55 a.m. to Hotel Eastin after getting a report of a man found dead along the side of the building and found the victim, who was identified as 19-year-old Juan Pablo Santillan.

Santillan had severe physical injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle, and a witness reported that the building shook at one point due to some sort of collision, according to police.

Investigators were able to locate the suspect vehicle and arrested the registered owner, who was identified as Flores Flores. He admitted to hitting Santillan with his SUV and leaving the scene, according to police.

Flores Flores is scheduled for sentencing in the case on June 29 at 1 p.m.

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