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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Charges Filed in Golden Vehicular Homicide

William Lenox

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the vehicular homicide death of 73-year-old Margaret Braun on February 22, 2019. William Randolph Lenox, DOB: 9-3-89, appeared in court today where he was advised that he has been charged with eleven counts in the death of Mrs. Braun and the injury of three others.


Golden Police were called to the intersection of Hwy. 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Road at 11:30 p.m. on February 22, regarding a traffic collision. According to the arrest affidavit, the Ford Expedition driven by Mr. Lenox was traveling north in the southbound lane of Hwy. 93 when it collided with a Hyundai Santa Fe, which was traveling southbound on Hwy 93 in the southbound lane. Margaret Braun was one of four passengers in the Santa Fe. She suffered fatal injuries in the collision. The other three passengers suffered serious bodily injury.


According to the arrest affidavit, the headlights were not on in the Expedition. He is suspected of having been driving under the influence of alcohol.


Mr. Lenox appeared today in Jefferson County Court where he was advised that he has been charged with: Vehicular Homicide – DUI(F4); Vehicular Homicide – Reckless (F4); three counts of Vehicular Assault SBI (F4); three counts of Vehicular Assault (F5); DUI (M); Reckless Driving (T2); and Failure to Display Headlights.


Mr. Lenox is being held on $100,000 bond at the Jefferson County jail. His preliminary hearing has been set for March 26, 2019 at 8:30 in Division B.


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


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