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Driver pleads guilty in deadly Pueblo hit-and-run crash

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Published On: Apr 30 2014 02:23:20 PM CDT
Updated On: Dec 04 2014 08:01:06 PM CST

Driver pleads guilty in deadly Pueblo hit-and-run crash

PUEBLO, Colo. -

The driver of a deadly hit-and-run crash in Pueblo pleaded guilty to crashing into a home and killing the man who lived there.

Victor Montour, 32, entered the guilty plea on December 4, 2014. He faces between 36 and 48 years in prison for fleeing the scene of a deadly crash. He plead guilty to two felony charges: vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Montour crashed a white Jaguar into a home on the 1900 block of Hollywood Drive on March 11, 2014. The crash killed Johnnie Hagerman, 46, and injured his wife, Lori.

Montour's wife, Christy Marlett, owned the Jaguar. She's an attorney in Pueblo.

Marlett faced two charges in connection to the crime, accessory to leaving the scene of an accident involving death and false reporting, but those charges are being dropped as part of Montour's plea deal.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KRDO NewsChannel 13, officers went to the couple's home on the night of the crash. They asked Marlett if she owned a Jaguar and who was driving it. She replied, "Nobody, why is it not here?" The affidavit goes on to state that Marlett remarked, "Well, it looks like I need to file a police report for my stolen vehicle."

The affidavit states that Montour replied, "Our car is gone, dang it, that's messed up." The officer wrote in the report that it appeared Marlett and Montour were "coaching each other as they spoke."

Two days after the crash, only KRDO NewsChannel 13 was there as police searched Montour's home, walking away with several bags of evidence. According to the affidavit, police obtained several bags of evidence, including a computer, several cell phones and clothing.

Montour will be in court on Jan. 30 for sentencing.

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