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Victims’ family members rally outside Pueblo judicial building amid DUI case

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- A one-week extension has been granted to file charges in the case of Alisha Herrera. The extension was granted to the Pueblo County District Attorney's Office to review the facts in order to potentially file more charges.

Herrera is accused of driving under the influence and hitting four people on motorcycles, killing two of them. KRDO obtained Herrera's arrest affidavit on Wednesday. According to the affidavit, Herrera had her one-year-old child in the car with her at the time of the crash.

Herrera is currently out on bond with her new court date set for June 16th at 10 a.m.

Family and friends of the victims in the accident were outside the Dennis Maes Judicial Building before the hearing.

Rachael Gallegos and Frank Chavez were killed in the crash. Derik Vigil and Audrey Romero remained hospitalized.

"It was heartbreaking when I got the call," said Octavio Navarro, the son of Gallegos and Vigil.

Navarro was surrounded by family and friends to share memories.

"Everybody loved my mom, everybody loved Frankie, they were amazing people they really were," said Navarro.

"Frank was an outgoing person, he loved riding, he loved hanging out with friends, he was an outgoing person, he was just so full of joy and life," said Deidra Chavez, Frank's niece.

Their protest was also an effort in raising awareness of the dangers of drunk driving.

"Driving impaired is not an accident. It's a choice, and there's consequences. We here are all suffering the consequences," said Christina Gonzalez, the cousin of Racheal Gallegos.

The family of the victims says they want justice.

"I never wish any wrong or hate towards people, but what she did was very wrong. She deserves to be in jail and locked up," said Navarro

Family members say Vigil is still in the hospital in Denver. He had his leg amputated, but family added that he is doing better.

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Jessica Gruenling


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  1. I once road motorcycles but after a few close calls I counted my blessings and put my last one up for sale years ago, bad car drivers and yes some bad motorcycle riders make them too dangerous to be out on the road, in my opinion.

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