EVANSTON — A Colorado man who was concerned in a automobile crash that claimed the lives of two individuals final July, together with a 12-year-old boy, has been sentenced to spend 7-15 years behind bars.
Braylin Wertenberger appeared in Third District Court docket on Dec. 23, when a scheduled motions listening to grew to become a change of plea and sentencing listening to after a plea settlement was reached with the Uinta County Lawyer’s workplace.
In keeping with court docket paperwork, Wertenberger was driving a 2018 GMC Sierra pickup on the afternoon of July 18, when he slammed into the again of a 2002 Toyota RAV4 that was stopped on Interstate 80 simply outdoors Evanston resulting from an earlier accident roughly half a mile east. The collision compelled the RAV4 into the again of a 2013 Ford truck that was additionally stopped on the interstate.
Two individuals died because of the crash: 12-year-old Scobey Baker of Wolf Level, Montana, and his grandfather, 71-year-old William Baker, additionally of Wolf Level.
Regulation enforcement officers reportedly discovered drug paraphernalia and residue in keeping with heroin use in Wertenberger’s automobile, and witnesses on the scene estimated the automobile was touring at roughly 85 miles per hour because it approached the backed-up visitors.
Wertenberger entered responsible pleas to 2 counts of aggravated murder by automobile and one depend of aggravated assault and battery with a lethal weapon and was sentenced to 7-15 years for every depend of aggravated murder and 7-10 years for the aggravated assault and battery depend, all to be served concurrently.
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