Man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in May 2017 Grand County Crash


Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado – Today, Felix Cervantes entered a guilty plea to Reckless
Vehicular Homicide, a class 4 felony and Reckless Vehicular Assault, a class five felony in
Grand County District Court and agreed to be sentenced to between 16 and 18 years in the
department of corrections. Eighteen years prison is the maximum sentence allowed under the law.

District Judge Mary Hoak will sentence the defendant on July 19, 2018 at 1:45 p.m.
The head-on crash occurred on Memorial Day 2017 on US HWY 40 at mile marker 161, east of Rabbit Ears pass just over the county line.

The investigation was conducted by the Colorado State Patrol with assistance from the Grand County Coroner, Emergency Medical Services and local law enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kathryn Dowdell and Assistant District Attorney Matt Karzen.