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GOLDEN, Colo. — The man who is accused of causing a fatal five-car crash in Lakewood in late September was officially charged on Wednesday.
Todd Kenneth Grudznske, 47, faces 15 charges, including first-degree murder with extreme indifference, after he allegedly failed to stop at a red light, causing a deadly five-vehicle crash.
The crash happened on Sept. 30 at the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street. Lakewood police were called to the scene to investigate the collision.
According to the affidavit, Angela Wimmer, 25, was driving a gray Mazda and was stopped at a red light southbound on Kipling. A GMC truck, driven by Grudznske, failed to slow down and stop for the light and hit the back of Wimmer’s car at a high rate of speed. Three vehicles traveling eastbound on Colfax were also involved in the crash.
Wimmer was transported to a hospital, where she died of her injuries. Grudznske was arrested for investigation on DUI and vehicular homicide charges.
On Wednesday in Jefferson County District Court, Grudznske was advised of his charges:
First-degree murder after deliberation
Three counts of attempted second-degree murder
Vehicular homicide – DUI
Three counts of attempted first-degree assault
Vehicular homicide – reckless
Fourth DUI or subsequent DUI
Violation of a protection order
Two counts of crimes of violence
Grudznske is being held without bond at the Jefferson County jail. His preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 1 at 10 a.m.