Passenger in deadly pickup makes deal
DENVER ” A passenger in a pickup truck that claimed the lives of a mother and her two small children last November has agreed to a plea bargain.
Eric Snell, 35, of Denver pleaded guilty Thursday to three felony counts of accessory to a crime and to a separate count of driving while under the influence, said Russell Hedman, spokesman for the Denver district attorney’s office.
Snell, who was a passenger in a car driven by Lawrence Trujillo, 36, of Westminster, also agreed to testify against Trujillo, Hedman said.
Authorities says Trujillo was driving a truck that sped through a red light in Denver’s downtown entertainment district and hit a stroller being pushed by Becca Bingham, 39. She and both her children, 2-year-old Garrison and 4-year-old Macie, were killed.
Her husband, Frank, was injured in the November incident.
Snell was released from jail on bond. He faces a maximum sentence of two years probation and 90 days in jail after he testifies.
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