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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Suspect arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide

Erick Mejia

Arapahoe County Sheriff Investigators have arrested Erick Mejia, 31, in connection to a vehicular homicide that occurred on December 28, 2022 at 1 Digicomm Dr. in Unincorporated Arapahoe County. See attached booking photo.

Investigators responded to the location around 11:30 a.m. on a welfare check and found a male victim, 55, laying on the ground beside a white passenger van. Deputies began CPR until South Metro Fire Rescue arrived and took over life-saving efforts, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators determined the victim’s van was parked next to a white semi-truck driven by Mejia. When Mejia started to drive forward and leave the scene, he struck the victim and his van causing fatal injuries. Mejia then left the scene of the accident, made a delivery to Digicomm and left the area. Deputies tracked the semi-truck going southbound on I-25 headed towards El Paso, Texas. Fountain police officers were able to stop the semi-truck at Mile Marker 125, south of Colorado Springs and detain Mejia. He was taken to the Fountain Police Department for questioning and was subsequently arrested by Arapahoe County Sheriff Investigators. He is currently being held at the Arapahoe County Detention Facility in lieu of $100,000 bond. Mejia is facing a felony charge of Vehicular Homicide.

*Please note we previously reported that El Paso County Sheriff deputies made the arrest, however, it was Fountain police officers who detained the suspect. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Fountain Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol for their assistance in this case.

Erick Mejia

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