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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Charges Filed in Lakewood Vehicular Homicide

Chris Cumsille

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the vehicular homicide death of Anna Huffman, 43, and her 3-year-old child, that occurred in Lakewood in November, 2017. Chris John Cumsille, DOB: 3-2-72, has been charged with ten counts in the death of Ms. Huffman and her child. He was arrested and charged on January 18, 2018

On November, 13 at 7:17 a.m. Lakewood police were called to a six-car collision with multiple injuries at W. Alameda and Oak Street.  According to the arrest affidavit, five cars were stopped at a red light when the car driven by Mr. Cumsille rear-ended one of the vehicles, causing a chain reaction which resulted in the fatal injuries to Ms. Huffman and her son. Ms. Huffman was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her child was transported to the hospital and later died of his injuries.

Chris Cumsille has been charged with:

     •   Child Abuse Death (F2);
     •   2 counts of Vehicular Homicide – DUI (F3);
     •   2 counts of Vehicular Homicide – Reckless (F4);
     •   2 counts of Vehicular Assault (F4) and (F5);
     •   DUI(M);
     •   Reckless Driving (T2) (from previous traffic collision on 8/9/17); and
     •   Leaving the Scene (TIA) (from previous traffic collision on 8/9/17).

Mr. Cumsille posted a $20,000 bond and is due in court on January 29 at 10:00.

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime(s).  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6

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