Driver charged with murder in unborn child’s death |

Driver charged with murder in unborn child’s death

Paul Shockley
Vail, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” A 24-year-old man Thursday was hit with 15 charges ” including first-degree murder ” in the Nov. 6 deadly crash on Highway 65.

Logan Lage ” whose Jeep Cherokee was chased some 15 miles by Colorado State Patrol troopers before slamming a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Shea Lehnen of Collbran ” was charged under a section of Colorado’s first-degree murder statute alleging “extreme indifference” to the value of human life.

Lehnen’s baby was delivered at St. Mary’s Hospital ” the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said the child was alive more than an hour before dying.

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger filed identical “extreme indifference” charges in the March drunk driving case involving 43-year-old Patrick Strawmatt.

Aside from the murder count, Lage was also charged child abuse resulting in death, first-degree assault extreme indifference, vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular eluding, vehicular assault, three counts of careless driving, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, reckless driving, driving under restraint and driving without proof of insurance.

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