- Associated Press - Friday, December 22, 2017

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - A man who was driving drunk when he hit and killed a pedestrian in suburban Denver has been convicted of second-degree murder.

The Aurora Sentinel reported Friday that 42-year-old Christopher Tarr faces up to 48 years in prison for the murder conviction alone when he is sentenced Jan. 25. He could face more time for charges that include DUI, reckless driving and vehicular homicide.

Investigators say 22-year-old Dalton McCreary died after he was hit by the SUV in Aurora in August 2016. His 18-year-old friend credited McCreary with saving his life, saying he pushed him out of the vehicle’s path.

Tarr, who was convicted last week, ran a red light at a high rate of speed and tried to turn when he lost control of the vehicle and struck McCreary.

___

Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide