Accused deadly Halloween night wrong-way C-470 driver Erin Finn appears in court Friday

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - The woman accused of causing a deadly crash on C-470 and hitchhiking away appeared in court Friday.

Erin Finn, 20, was in Douglas County Court for a filing of charges hearing at 8:30 a.m. She waived the reading of the two counts against her and the court scheduled a disposition hearing.

Investigators believe Finn was driving on C-470, just west of Interstate 25, at 3:05 a.m. Nov. 1 when she crossed over the median and hit a SUV going the opposite direction. The driver of the SUV, 51-year-old Dennis C. Dolce, died.

Finn's affidavit said she is accused of hitchhiking away from the scene and telling the person who gave her a ride, "I need to get out of here."

The person who gave her a ride said he saw police in the area, but he told them he didn't see the crash. He did not tell officers at the time that he had someone else in the car.

Finn was taken to a nearby 7-Eleven where she called another friend to pick her up, the affidavit said.

The driver told police that Finn was wearing a Halloween costume and her face was painted a dull white, with a red, bloody area near her forehead. The driver told police he didn't know if she was injured or if it was part of her costume.

After comparing Finn's DMV photo to surveillance from the 7-Eleven, police suspected she was involved in the fatal crash. At Finn's home, they saw a black glove under the overhang at the apartment complex that looked similar to the Halloween costume worn by the woman in the surveillance video.

Officers said Finn was told the police were at her home, she went there and was arrested about 15 hours after the crash.

Finn is currently free on $50,000 bond.

Print this article Back to Top