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Posted on: October 10, 2018

First Degree Murder Charged in Lakewood Traffic Fatality

Todd Grudznske

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 25-year-old Angela Wimmer. Todd Kenneth Grudznske, DOB: 8-17-71, has been charged with fifteen counts, including First Degree Murder – Extreme Indifference.

On September 30, 2018 Lakewood Police agents were called to the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street on September 30 to investigate a five-car traffic collision. According to the affidavit, Angela Wimmer, driving a gray Mazda, was sitting stopped at a red light on southbound Kipling at Colfax when a GMC truck, driven by Grudznske, failed to stop at the light and rear-ended the Mazda at a high rate of speed. There was eastbound traffic on Colfax and three additional vehicles were also involved in the collision.

Angela was transported to a hospital where she died of her injuries.

Grudznske appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where he was advised that he had been charged with the following:

  • First Degree Murder – Extreme Indifference (F1)
  • 3 counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder (F2)
  • Vehicular Homicide – DUI (3)
  • First Degree Assault (F3)
  • 3 counts of Attempted First Degree Assault (F4)
  • Vehicular Homicide – Reckless (F4)
  • DUI 4th or Subsequent (F4)
  • Violation of a Protection Order (M)
  • Reckless Driving (T2)
  • Two Crime of Violence counts

Grudznske is being held without bond at the Jefferson County jail. His preliminary hearing has been set for November 1 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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