Vehicular Homicide DUI Sentence: 12 Years

An Aurora resident was recently sentenced to 12 years in prison for a vehicular homicide DUI in which she hit a pedestrian and fled the scene. The woman claimed that she was unaware of the accident and had no recollection of hitting anyone. DUI is serious and you need representation you can trust and deserve! North County DUI is here for YOU. Contact us today for more information!

An Aurora driver was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol and fleeing the scene.

Prisma Rodriguez-Ramirez, 22, was sentenced by Adams County District Judge Don Quick for vehicular homicide DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving death, according to the district attorney’s office.

Prisma Rodriguez-Ramirez

Adams County District Attorney

Prisma Rodriguez-Ramirez

Rodriguez-Ramirez was convicted by a jury in March of the two felony charges.

At about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 30, Rodriguez-Ramirez was driving a black Land Rover SUV near East Colfax Avenue and Nome Street when she hit 36-year-old Antonio Colson who was crossing the street with his wife. Colson died of his injuries. His wife was not injured.

Rodriguez-Ramirez sped away, but turned off her headlights and returned to the scene, according to a news release. “She claimed to not know she had hit anyone, but the impact was so hard it
caused Colson to fly 60 feet into the air, broke one of her headlights and crushed her car door,” prosecutors said.