Superior Woman Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge for Crash West of Lyons That Killed Denver Man
A Superior woman faces vehicular homicide charges stemming from a two-vehicle crash west of Lyons on Saturday evening that killed a Denver man and seriously injured a New Mexico woman.
Online court records indicate Kari Mobley Kennedy, 50, faces one charge each of DUI-related vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, careless driving resulting in death, careless driving resulting in injury and DUI.
She also has previous convictions for driving under the influence.
Colorado State Trooper Josh Lewis said that Kennedy was driving a 2006 Jeep SUV westbound on U.S. 36 between the 7 and 8 mile markers at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday evening when she crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 2008 Suzuki SUV driven by Benjamin Shettsline, 22, of Denver.
Shettsline died at the scene from his injuries. His 59-year-old passenger, a New Mexican woman whose name was not released, sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. A third person in the Suzuki sustained minor injuries, Lewis said.
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office records indicate Kennedy was booked into the county jail on Saturday. She has since posted a $25,000 bond, according to online court records.
Court records show that Kennedy has two previous convictions, one for DUI with two priors and one for driving while ability impaired with one prior. She also has a conviction for child abuse.
She is due in court Sept. 27.
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