Man accused of killing teen in hit-and-run crash charged
DENVER — District Attorney Peter Weir announced today that charges have been filed against Derrick Fransua, the 21-year-old accused of killing a teenager in a car accident.
Gerard Julien, 15, died on July 20 when a Plymouth PT Cruiser ran a red light and hit him in a crosswalk near South Kipling Street and West Asbury Avenue in Lakewood.
Prosecutors allege that Fransua was driving the car as part of a street race, and that he fled the scene. He told his parents that he struck a deer, Colorado State Patrol investigators said.
Fransua is charged with the following crimes:
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death
- Vehicular Homicide
- Tampering with Physical Evidence
- Speed Contest
- Reckless Driving
- Failure to Obey Traffic Control Device
- False Reporting to Authorities
Fransua is being held on $10,000 cash bond. His next court appearance will be at his preliminary hearing on September 12.
Police are also seeking another male who may have witnessed the crash. Anyone with information was asked to contact CSP Trooper Brent Graham or Sergeant Mark Mason at 303-239-4501.AlertMe