PUEBLO, Colo. – Police say an alleged drunk driver is responsible for killing three teenage girls when he ran a red light at more than 120 mph in his full-sized Dodge pickup and collided with the victims’ Chevy Colbalt Saturday night in Pueblo. The three teens died at the scene.
According to reports, the three girls killed in the crash were returning to Alamosa after a church event in Pueblo. The girls were not related.
Police have identified the driver of the pickup as 36-year-old Gilbert Sanchez of Pueblo. He faces charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and DUI.
Two teenage girls riding in the back of Sanchez’s pickup were seriously injured in the crash. One girl was flown to a Denver hospital. Their conditions have not been released.
According to the Valley Courier in Alamosa, the victims have been identified as 18-year-old Anisa Montoya, 14-year-old Serena Sena and 14-year-old Selena Mascarenas. Montoya was a senior at Alamosa High School.
Sanchez sustained minor injuries and is being held without bond in the Pueblo County Jail