Driver charged in crash that killed 16-year-old Legacy High School student

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A driver has been charged in the crash that killed a 16-year-old boy in Westminster.

Joren Coates was hit by a vehicle on North Federal Boulevard on Dec. 3. He was standing in the median with his bicycle when he was hit. The Westminster Police Department said he was killed instantly.

Coates was a junior at Legacy High School and a member of the school band.

On Thursday, prosecutors said Ana Faragoza of Thornton has been charged with careless driving resulting in death.

A witness told police a female driver sideswiped a car on Federal near West 104th Avenue, then continued driving northbound and hit Coates at West 112th Avenue.

Investigators said they do not believe alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor in the crash.

Faragoza is due in Adams County Court on Feb. 28.