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Driver charged with vehicular homicide in Denver crash

A driver has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection to a suspected DUI crash in Denver.

Donovan Bartlett, 41, is accused of running a red traffic light and crashing into a van, killing a front seat passenger in the van, according to an arrest affidavit in the case.

The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the intersection of West Evans Avenue and South Zuni Street, the affidavit said. The passenger in the van died at the scene. Two other people in the van suffered serious injuries.

Bartlett, who was driving a Dodge pickup truck, is suspected of driving under the influence. He failed sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested. Bartlett, according to the affidavit, consented to a blood draw as part of the investigation. He was taken to Denver Health Medical Center, where he then refused the blood draw and instead asked for a lawyer.

Police then requested and received a warrant for a blood draw, according to the affidavit, which was carried out at about 11 p.m., with two additional draws to follow. Bartlett’s next court date is scheduled on March 2.

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