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    Derrick Fransua Pleads Guilty in Hit and Run Death of 15-Yr-Old


    Derrick Lawrence Fransua, 22, of Littleton, was in Jefferson County District Court today where he pled guilty in the hit and run death of Gerard Julien last summer.

    On July 20, 2013, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) was called to the area of S. Kipling and W. Asbury in Lakewood to investigate a hit and run crash involving a teenager. The teenager, 15-year-old Gerard Julien, died from his injuries.

    Fransua was observed participating in what appeared to be a speed contest when he hit the teen and then drove away. Derrick Fransua raced through the red light on S. Kipling at W. Asbury and hit and killed Gerard Julien, who was crossing in the crosswalk.

    Fransua pled guilty to Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death (F3). Sentencing has been set for March 24 at 8:30 a.m. He could face up to 24 years in prison.



    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information
    303-271-6905
    prussel@jeffco.us

    February 10, 2014

    Derrick Fransua


    Last Updated: 2-11-2014
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