CENTENNIAL, Colo. - A man accused of drunkenly running a red light and killing a teen in Aurora has been charged with first-degree murder.
Forty-year-old Ever Olivos-Gutierrez was also charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence for at least the third time on Monday. He appeared in court in Centennial but waived a formal reading of the charges.
Olivos-Gutierrez is accused of being drunk behind the wheel of a Ford Expedition that collided with a Chevy Camaro at Dayton Street at East Colfax Avenue early Monday morning. The driver of the Camaro, Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino, was killed in the crash.
"We're still torn up, we're still trying to -- I guess -- believe it. It seems unbelievable and at times we forget what truly happened but then we come to and it brings it all back," said Alma Sanchez, a relative of Dominguez-Palomino.
Sanchez was wearing a t-shirt bearing Dominguez-Palomino's picture.
According to an arrest affidavit, Olivos-Gutierrez had a blood-alcohol limit at least four times the legal limit after the March 24 crash. It was also witnessed by an Aurora Police Department sergeant who described the collision as "extremely violent."
Olivos-Gutierrez is in the country illegally and authorities say he didn't have a valid Colorado driver's license.