- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

RIFLE, Colo. (AP) - A Grand Junction man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection to a crash that killed two pedestrians on Interstate 70 near Parachute.

The Daily Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1cZJDxz ) that 31-year-old Derek Thompson pleaded guilty to a single count of careless driving resulting in death. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 17 and faces up to a year in jail.

He was driving a truck that struck and killed 30-year-old Timothy Randall, of Grand Junction, and 19-year-old David Moore Jr., of Clifton on Nov. 5. The oil and gas workers had been helping a motorist with a broken-down vehicle.

At his hearing Monday, Thompson apologized to the victims’ families.

Randall’s widow Nichole McKissen said she wasn’t looking for an apology and she doesn’t think one will help.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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