Driver in Fatal Colorado Car Accident Issues Prepared Statement Through Lawyer
Greeley, Colorado was recently the scene of a fatal car accident. The otherwise quiet Visionworks Store in the Greeley Mall was disrupted when a pickup truck crashed into the building killing an employee and a customer. 32 year-old Kimberly Fletcher of Greeley and 23 year-old UNC Student Jennifer Hudgens lost their lives in the tragic accident. Fortunately, Fletcher’s 9 year-old son, who was with her at the time, survived the crash.
Jon Bowman of KDVR Denver reports some of the details of the accident on the KWGN website:
The truck was driven by 29-year-old Peter Lain of Evans. Police are still investigating the accident and so far have said they don’t think Lain was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In fact, many witnesses say they saw Lain with his eyes closed as the truck jumped the curb and then rammed the store. They also say the wheels kept ‘burning rubber’ when it stopped inside the store, giving some credence to the thought that Lain, might have been having a stroke or seizure when the accident happened. Police did ask Lain to sign a release so they could look at his medical records.
The police have not filed any charges as of yet while they continue their investigation, which includes research into Lain’s medical condition at the time of the crash. The Greeley Tribune reports that Lain has no prior criminal record according to their search. That publication also reports the following statement made by Lain’s Denver accident lawyer:
Peter Wesley Lain, 29, isn’t talking to the media yet, but his lawyer, David Japha of Denver, issued a prepared statement. Lain was released from North Colorado Medical Center Sunday after being treated for injuries in the crash.
‘For their part, the Lain family is dealing with the accident that occurred one day at a time, and they themselves have no answers for what happened,’ Japha said in the statement.
Memorial Services for Fletcher was held in Haynes City, Florida this past Friday. A memorial was held for Jennifer Hudgens in Pueblo last Thursday. In addition, Wells Fargo Bank has assisted in setting up a memorial fund in Hudgens’ name to help UNC students with the expenditures involved in beginning their student teaching as Hudgens was preparing to do.