A Colorado man will face tried homicide prices for allegedly swerving throughout a number of lanes of site visitors in a busy part of Interstate 25 and hanging a motorcyclist in what investigators are calling an act of highway rage.
Alberto Mota, 39, turned himself into the Douglas County jail Wednesday evening the place he stays on suspicion of three counts of tried first-degree homicide, 4 counts of felony menacing, vehicular assault, violating a bail bond, youngster abuse, 4 counts of reckless endangerment and driving with out a legitimate license. A choose on Thursday set his bond at $50,000.
“We really feel very strongly we will show in courtroom that this was an intentional act,” Colorado State Patrol Maj. J.P. Burt stated Thursday at a information convention.
The motorcyclist, 54-year-old Quentin Quidley, remained hospitalized Thursday after being severely injured within the crash, Burt stated. The fees stem from a 2 p.m. Aug. 16 crash when Mota drove his Ford truck throughout a number of lanes of site visitors and struck Quidley, who was driving a motorbike. The crash occurred on I-25 close to Fort Pines the place the velocity restrict is 75 mph.
Mota spoke to investigators on the scene and instructed them he made an unsafe lane change and the crash was unintentional. However a crash re-creation, bodily proof and a video present that Mota’s preliminary story is unlikely, Burt stated. Investigators wouldn’t elaborate additional on what they assume induced the altercation.
A driver who recorded the crash despatched a video to Denver’s 9News, which then shared it with Colorado State Patrol. That video accelerated the investigation, Burt stated, but it surely takes time to finish the in-depth crash evaluation such a case requires. Investigators knew of Mota’s whereabouts throughout the two weeks it took to complete the investigation, he stated.
Mota faces youngster abuse prices as a result of his 12-year-old daughter was within the truck with him on the time of the crash, Burt stated.
On the time of the crash, Mota was out on bond for a second-degree assault cost stemming from a 2018 incident. He beforehand pleaded responsible to a separate misdemeanor menacing cost in 2013.