Monday, September 25

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos: the controversial 110-year prison sentence of a young Cuban for causing the death of four people in a traffic accident in the United States.

Rogel Aguilera-Mederos

Image source, Jefferson Sheriff’s Office


Rogel Lázaro Aguilera-Mederos collided the timber truck that was driving against several cars.

“What I will say is that if I had discretion, this would not be my sentence,” said a Colorado state district judge when sentencing a young Cuban to 110 years in prison.

In 2019, four people lost their lives and several more were injured when Rogel Lázaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23 years old at the time, collided with the timber truck he was driving into several stopped cars on Interstate 70, west of Denver.

According to Lakewood Police Department investigators, Aguilera-Mederos was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. He also had no criminal record.

The young man alleged that his brakes failed and did not use the emergency ramp that could have prevented the tragedy.

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