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Family sues in NAPA truck death

J.K. Perry
Bret Hartman/Vail DailyA NAPA Auto Parts truck sits smashed up against a tree in the lawn of the Riverview apartments in Eagle-Vail. The truck hit Maria Estrada, 24, and killed her.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The parents of Maria Estrada want compensation for the loss of their daughter, who died April 4 after being struck by the driver of a NAPA Auto Parts truck.

Estrada’s parents ” Alfonso Estrada Hernandez and Maria Serrato de Estrada of Zacatecas, Mexico ” recently filed suit in Eagle County District Court against valley resident and driver Colleen Moore. Colorado Motor Parts, owner of the NAPA Auto Parts store Moore worked for, is also named as a defendant.

Estrada was hit by the NAPA truck while she walked to work along Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail. Moore received a summons from the Colorado State Patrol on charges of careless driving causing death.

The suit ” obtained from the Eagle County District Court ” claims Moore was negligent in the crash, and seeks compensation for several non-economic and economic damages.

A representative of Frisco-based Colorado Motor Parts reached by phone ” who identified himself as Bill ” refused to comment on the suit.

“The bottom line is we’re not making any public comments,” he said.

Hernandez and de Estrada’s attorney, Brett Heckman, also refused comment.

“I don’t comment on pending litigation,” Heckman said.

The damages the plaintiffs seek compensation for include:

Past or future grief, loss of companionship, impairment of quality of life, inconvenience, pain and suffering, emotional stress, net financial loss, costs, pre-judgment and other allowable interest, and other and different relief the court deems proper.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at (970) 949-0555, ext. 14622, or

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