Largent to go to trial in October

Fremont County charged in hit-and-run that killed Craig teen

Prosecutors in Cañon City presented evidence Monday that a Fremont County man was responsible for the hit-and-run accident that killed a Craig teenager.

Judge Julie Marshall found there was enough evidence to bind the case over for a jury trial, according to the 11th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

The jury trial is scheduled to take place in October.

George Largent, 45, is accused of driving the Chevrolet Tahoe that hit 16-year-old Megan Terrill on March 7.

Terrill was walking back to her relatives' house when she was struck by a vehicle in the early morning hours. A newspaper carrier found Terrill lying in a ditch.

Terrill remained in critical condition for 10 days before she died from her injuries.

The most serious charge Largent faces is vehicular homicide, a Class 3 felony. Unless there are mitigating or aggravating circumstances, a Class 3 felony carries a possible penalty of between four and 12 years in prison.

The formal charges against Largent include vehicular homicide while intoxicated, vehicular homicide by reckless driving, criminally negligent homicide, careless driving causing death, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, and tampering with physical evidence.

Terrill's father, Mike Terrill, attended the preliminary hearing, and he said he plans to attend every official action related to the case.

Mike Terrill said he wished to thank everyone in Craig and the surrounding area for their prayers, gifts and donations. The Megan Terrill Benefit Fund is set up at First National Bank of the Rockies in Craig.

Jeremy Browning can be reached at 824-7031 or jbrowning@craigdailypress.com

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