Police arrest hospitalized woman for fatal crash with Yellow Cab driver
Chrisanne Linzy facing vehicular homicide charge
Last Updated: 222 days ago
DENVER - Denver police have identified the person who they believe was behind the wheel of a Buick that slammed into a Yellow Cab, April 15, killing the cab driver.
Department spokesman Sonny Jackson told 7NEWS that Chrisanne Linzy, who remains hospitalized, is facing one count of vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault.
Police say the Buick was traveling west on 17th Avenue when it hit the southbound taxi at Colorado Boulevard.
The speed limit in the area is 30 mile per hour, but investigators believe the driver of the Buick may have been going much faster.
Witnesses told police the Buick ran a red light.
Investigators told 7NEWS, that at first, they didn't know who was driving the Buick, because responding officers found the car had rolled onto its top and some of the occupants were outside of the vehicle.
Cab driver Junior Soko, 29, died in the crash. A 62-year old passenger in Soko's cab, who is not being named, is still in critical condition.
Two passengers in the Buick were also injured. Police aren't releasing their names because they are considered witnesses to the accident.
Police say one remains hospitalized. The other was arrested on outstanding warrants.
Friends say Soko loved his job.
"He was a great guy. Loved driving taxis. Had done so for 3 years," said Randy Jensen, Yellow Cab General Manager.
Soko was the father of four children, Courage, Yamah, Felix and Momodu.
"He was a friendly guy and a hard worker, who loved to play soccer," said Dubay Yacob. "He was saving money to open his own (auto-related) business."
Yacob told 7NEWS that he can't believe that his friend, who is originally from Liberia, is gone.
"It's crazy," he said. "We were talking (that night.)"
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