Wife of Aurora fire chief accused in hit-and-run

AURORA — The wife of Aurora’s fire chief could face a felony charge for a hit-and-run crash that injured two children in another car.

Police say Adriene Garcia rear ended a sedan stopped at a red light Wednesday night and left the scene. Her Nissan Pathfinder was found about 20 minutes later.

The two children, who weren’t wearing seatbelts, were taken to the hospital. Police say one of them suffered a serious injury but is expected to recover.

Garcia’s attorney, Danny Foster, says she called her husband after the crash, who in turn called 911.

He says Garcia suffered a brain injury several years ago and the family is investigating whether that contributed to the accident.

Police say they expect to recommend a felony careless driving charge against Garcia.


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