An Arapahoe County jury has found an Aurora driver guilty in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian.
Christian Daniel Fehr, 19, was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident involving death, vehicular homicide – reckless driving, and reckless driving.
The jury deliberated about half a day after three days of trial before Arapahoe County District Court Judge Ryan Stuart and came back with the verdict May 6.
On May 8, 2019, Marvin Vincente-Pelico, 34, was walking near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and North Kingston Street in Aurora. Fehr was driving a 2007 Chevy Avalanche truck. At the time of impact, the truck was doing 75 mph in a 35-mph zone.
After the truck hit Vincente-Pelico, Fehr kept on driving. A passerby called 911 after seeing the victim in the street. Vicente-Pelico died of his injuries.
After initially fleeing the scene, Fehr drove back to the crime scene and spoke with police.
“We hate to see these crimes,” said District Attorney John Kellner. “This defendant did not mean to kill Mr. Vincente-Pelico, but that is not consolation to the victim’s loved ones. Driving is a privilege that comes with responsibilities, and there are consequences when those are flaunted.”
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Meghan Gallo and Taylor McCreary.
Sentencing is set for Aug. 6. The presumptive sentencing range for a Class 3 felony is 4-12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, but prison time is not mandatory.