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Petition in favor of Cuban truck driver surpasses four million signatures

Rogel Aguilera Mederos was sentenced to 110 years in prison after causing deadly accident in Denver

Rogel Aguilera Mederos condenado a 110 años de prisión
Rogel Aguilera Mederos condenado a 110 años de prisión | The Denver Channel

December 15, 2021 9:08pm

Updated: December 20, 2021 3:03pm

Last month, a Colorado judge convicted Cuban-born Rogel Aguilera Mederos, a Texas resident, on charges related to a fatal accident that took place in April 2019.

On Monday, Aguilera received a 110-year prison sentence for the car crash, in which four people were burned to death and dozens of other drivers were injured.

A petition in favor of the young truck driver was created on the platform, insisting that the incident was accidental and asks that only the trucking company for which Aguilera was working at the time of the incident be held responsible.

As of Thursday, the petition has reached 1,399,113 signatures. At 1,500,000 signatures, the petition becomes one of the top signed on

Petition on behalf of Rogel Lázaro Aguilera Mederos:

“We all know of the crash that happened on I-70 in Denver, Colorado. Most of us have heard facts in the case.

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23 has nothing on his driving record, or on his criminal history. He had complied with every single request by the Jefferson County courts, and investigators on the case.

He passed all of the drug and alcohol tests that were given including a chemical test. This accident was not intentional, nor was it a criminal act on the drivers part. No one but the trucking company he is/was employed by should be held accountable for this accident.

No, we are not trying to make it seem any less of a tragic accident that it is because yes, lives were lost. We are trying to hold the person who needs to be held responsible, responsible.

The trucking company has had several inspections since 2017, with several mechanical violations. There are many things Rogel could have done to avoid the courts, but he took responsibility showed up and severely apologized to the victims’ families.

Some of the families even offered Forgiveness.

Rogel is not a criminal, the company he was working for knew the federal laws that go into truck driving but they failed to follow those laws. Rogel has said several times that he wishes he had the courage to crash and take his own life that day, this tragic accident wasn’t done with Intent, it wasn't a criminal act, it was an accident.

Since he has been sentenced, i have changed this to granting Rogel clemency or commutation-as time served.”