California Woman Charged in Highlands Ranch Petco Crash Last November
Last November, six people were injured and hospitalized when a Dodge Durango crashed through the front of a Petco store in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Kim Nguyen, Web editor for TheDenverChannel.com, brings us some details:
According to Littleton Fire, four people were taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital and one was taken to Skyridge. One of the patients taken to Littleton Adventist was in critical condition. A sixth person drove to a hospital. A young boy and a woman inside the store, located at Highlands 1265 Sgt. Jon Stiles Drive, appeared to be the most seriously injured.
Now, two months later, investigators have delivered their findings and charges have been filed. Mary Anne McGee, age 54, of California, was just issued a summons for six counts of careless driving resulting in bodily injury. This charge is a class 1 misdemeanor traffic offense, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
McGee had told investigators that her accelerator got stuck when she was backing up, causing the accident; however, Deb Stanley, a news producer for The DenverChannel.com, reports that may not be the case:
…When the Colorado State Patrol and inspectors from Chrysler came to Castle Rock to look at the Durango, they found no mechanical issues. ‘Two separate tests were conducted on the vehicle, one by the Colorado State Patrol and the other by the Chrysler Corporation. The results indicated that there was no apparent vehicle malfunction during the incident,’ said Douglas County Deputy Cocha Heyden.