Truck Drivers Are Rallying Together For A Texas Trucker’s Massive Prison Sentence
18-wheelers are vital to our society; they are the backbone of our economy. That's why when something happens to that community drivers rally together to take a stand.
Back in October of 2019, then, 23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos from Houston was involved in a very serious vehicle pile-up in Colorado while driving his 18 wheeler that was hauling lumber.
According to prosecutors on the case, Aguilera-Mederos sped down I-70 at speeds of up to 85 miles per hour. His truck swerved at times, causing other drivers to veer off the road.
The 18-wheeler claims his brakes failed and he lost control of the truck. This spiraled into a massive car crash involving dozens of vehicles and ultimately killing 4 people.
He was sentenced to 110 consecutive years in prison and charged with a wide variety of charges including:
Vehicular homicide: 4 counts
Vehicular assault: 2 counts
Assault in the first degree – extreme indifference: 6 counts
Criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree: 10 counts
Reckless driving: 1 count
Careless driving causing death: 4 counts
However, Aguilar-Menderos pleaded for his innocence sobbing while telling the court, “This was a terrible accident, I know, I carry the responsibility. But it wasn’t intentional. I have never thought about hurting anybody in my entire life."
His fellow truckers are backing him up and are outraged. 110 years seems excessive to many and the calvary is rallying together to take a stand. 18-wheelers are refusing to make their deliveries inside Colorado after the extreme sentencing.
You can see the trucks pulled over on the side of the road refusing to continue their routes and others revealing they will not be entering Colorado.