Driver Derrick Fransua pleads guilty in Lakewood hit-and-run crash that killed teen pedestrian

GOLDEN, Colo. - A 22-year-old man has acknowledged his involvement in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Lakewood.

Derrick Lawrence Fransua, of Littleton, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident involving death.

Investigators say he was racing when he ran a red light and hit 15-year-old Gerard Julien in a crosswalk July 20.

Fransua faces up to 24 years in prison when he is sentenced March 24.

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