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Survivor of I-70 crash advocates for 50 year sentence ahead of reconsideration hearing


A survivor of the deadly I-70 crash outside of Denver says she believes 50 years is an appropriate sentence for Auilera-Mederos, despite what family members of those killed in the wreck believe. 

A new hearing to reconsider the sentence for Rogel Auilera-Mederos has been set for January 13th. So far, prosecutors say they have spoken with family members of those killed in the crash who say they would be satisfied with a 20 to 30 year sentence instead of the current 110 years. However, crash survivor Valerie Robertson-Young says that 20 to 30 years doesn’t feel like enough in her opinion. 

Robertson-Young says that Aguilera-Mederos approached her after the wreck and asked to use her phone. She also claims he said he needed to get away. 

“Innocent people don’t try to run away,” she claimed in a video interview with CBS Denver.

Aguilera-Mederos’ semi truck narrowly missed Robertson-Young’s Hyundai that day before crashing into a line of cars right in front of her.


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