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Man sentenced in 2015 Christmas Eve crash that left one dead

DENVER — A man was sentenced Thursday in a 2015 Christmas Eve crash that left one person dead, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said.

The crash happened at Interstate 25 and West Colfax Avenue in the early-morning hours when Jorge Robles, 23, slammed the stolen car he was driving into 52-year-old Jeffrey Koontz, killing him.

Robles pleaded guilty Nov. 17 to one count of vehicular homicide and two counts of aggravated motor vehicle theft.

Thursday’s sentence includes the statutory maximum of six years for vehicular homicide and a consecutive sentence of two years for the aggravated motor vehicle theft charges.