Jacob Allen Gagnard Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide in Pueblo
Pueblo, CO - The driver accused of causing a fatal three-car crash along U.S. 50 last October pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide on Monday, April 15. Jacob Allen Gagnard, 30, agreed to the single charge as part of a plea agreement to drop all other charges.
The crash, which resulted in two deaths, occurred last year on October 23. Gagnard was driving west when his car drifted into the east lane, striking the left side of another vehicle.
Gagnard’s car continued in the east lane until it struck the front left of a car carrying Marin Dobos, 75, Maria Dobos, 70, and Pauline Pestean, 92.
Mr. Dobos and Ms. Pestean were both killed in the accident when their vehicle overturned after hitting guardrail. Ms. Dobos, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered only minor injuries. Gagnard was treated for serious injuries at St. Thomas More Hospital and Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.
The Pueblo Chieftain reported that Gagnard was originally arrested on two counts of DUI-related vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of alcohol, and careless driving. He is currently free on a personal recognizance bail and will return to court for sentencing on June 20.
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Source: The Pueblo Chieftain
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