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12/28/18 Vehicular Homicide

On Friday, December 28 at approximately 5:00 PM, officers responded to a call of an erratic driver in the parking-lot at the Promenade.  The Promenade is located at Church Ranch and Westminster Blvd.  Callers said the vehicle almost side-swiped another car, drove over a curb in the parking-lot, and hit several bushes.  Multiple officers were dispatched to the area.

While responding, one officer witnessed the suspect vehicle driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Westminster Blvd., approaching 112th Ave. at a high rate of speed.  Immediately thereafter, the suspect had a head-on collision with another vehicle.  The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, but died from injuries sustained in the accident.  The identity of the deceased will be released by the Coroner’s Office when appropriate.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was identified as Juan Ignacio Duran.  He was arrested on scene, transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, and later taken to Jefferson County Jail.


Duran was charged with the following:

  • Drove under the influence of Alcohol
  • Vehicular Homicide/DUI resulting in death
  • Vehicular Homicide/Reckless driving resulting in death

The incident is under investigation.  No further information will be released at this time.


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