(Golden, CO – July 3, 2019) William Randolph Lenox, DOB: 9-3-89, was sentenced on July 2nd to 25 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 73-year-old Margaret (Peggy) Braun and for causing serious injury to three other individuals.
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. 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. Mrs. Braun was one of four passengers in the Santa Fe. She suffered fatal injuries in the collision and died at the scene. The other three passengers suffered serious bodily injury.
It was snowing heavily that night and Mr. Lenox was driving without having turned on his headlights. He was traveling 52 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Mr. Lenox had a BAC of .136 and had smoked marijuana earlier that day.
The Golden Police Department was first on the scene and conducted the investigation. Many officers, including the Chief of Police, attended the sentencing.
On June 3, 2019 Mr. Lenox pled guilty to all eleven counts with which he had been charged:
Vehicular Homicide – DUI(F3); 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.