Moment long line truckers ‘boycott’ Colorado over the state’s 110-year sentence for driver who caused fatal accident: Petition to grant clemency attracts 4MILLION signatures
- A petition to grant clemency to the driver of an 18-wheeler jailed for 110 years in prison for killing four people has garnered 4 million signatures on Change.org
- According to TikTok videos, fellow drivers are now refusing to enter the state as a way to denounce the sentence they’ve deemed harsh and unfair
- Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was sentenced to 110 consecutive years in prison for a fiery crash in 2019 that killed four people
- He was driving a semi-truck at 85mph down I-70 in Lakewood, Colorado on April 25, 2019 when he crashed into two dozen vehicles stuck in rush hour traffic
- The impact of the crash caused a fireball explosion that incinerated cars and trucks and killed four people and injured six others
- Aguilera-Mederos claimed his brakes failed, but prosecutors said he should have used a runaway truck ramp miles before the scene of the crash
- He was found guilty in October of 27 criminal charges
By ANDREA BLANCO FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
PUBLISHED: 18:10 EST, 19 December 2021 | UPDATED: 18:23 EST, 19 December 2021
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Viral TikTok videos claim to show a long line of trucks who are ‘boycotting’ Colorado by driving round it and refusing to enter the state over the 110-year jail sentence of a fellow driver who caused a huge crash that killed four on a Colorado interstate.
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, 26, was driving a semi on April 25, 2019 down Interstate 70 in Lakewood, Colorado, when he crashed into two dozen vehicles – including four other semi-trucks stuck in rush-hour traffic. The impact caused a fireball explosion that incinerated cars and trucks and killed four people.
According to TikTok videos, fellow drivers are now refusing to enter the state as a way to denounce the sentence they’ve deemed harsh and unfair.
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Here’s an alternative to “jury nullification”.
Wonder how long before Colorado folds?
I bet it’s less than a week. Imagine gas stations with no gas or food stores with no deliveries.
And, I would want to be a driver that crossed their picket line.
Last time I remember anything this big was when the movie Convoy made a laughing stock of all the police that hassled truckers with lame tickets.