Fatal crash suspect now free on bond

A Parachute man charged in the deaths of Shandi Boetel, 21, and her 6-month-old daughter in a collision on North Avenue has been freed after posting bond.

Derrick Maxfield, 20, was released Thursday from Mesa County Jail. His bond had been set at $100,000.

Maxfield was being held on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. The collision occurred around 1 a.m. Feb. 28. He was driving a Honda Civic north on Fifth Street when it struck a Chevrolet pickup that was heading east on North Avenue.

The driver of the pickup, Luis Casiano, is in serious condition at St. Mary’s Hospital. The infant, Natalia Casiano, was his daughter,

Maxfield was driving about 70 mph and had a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent, more than
2 1/2 times the legal adult limit, according to his arrest affidavit.

He could face as many as 84 years in prison if found guilty of all the charges against him.


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