Mother of teen accused in deadly crash offers emotional apology
A man and his 16-year-old son made a court appearance Monday after a deadly tractor trailer crash during the weekend.
Originally, Michel Martin, the father, tried to protect his son and said he was behind the wheel of the truck when it hit and killed two women from Texas who were changing a flat tire on I-70 near Limon Saturday.
But then investigators found out the 16-year-old boy, Tristan, was actually driving.
Tristan Martin has now been charged with two felony county of failing to remain at the scene of an accident involving death.
His mother spoke directly to the victims’ families Monday and offered an emotional apology to them for the tremendous losses their families are coping with.
Watch her apology in the video clip.
“I can’t even begin to imagine your pain but please know you all are in our prayers constantly and will be for the rest of our lives, because I know your pain will never go away,” a tearful Mandy Martin said.
Michel Martin, 37, and a passenger in the truck were arrested for giving police false information.
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