BOULDER, Colo. – A man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to a fatal four-vehicle crash that resulted in the deaths of two individuals. Earl Garczynski, 54, faces multiple charges, including first-degree assault, vehicular homicide, and leaving the scene of an accident. The charges stem from a tragic incident on May 19, which took place on U.S. 287 near mile marker 322.
The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office revealed that the crash involved a Dodge Ram 1500, which Garczynski was allegedly driving, and a black Camaro. The collision led to a chain reaction involving two other vehicles, resulting in the tragic deaths of the Camaro’s driver and passenger, as well as serious bodily injury to another driver.
According to authorities, the investigation into the crash revealed that the Dodge Ram driver had initiated an argument with the occupants of the Camaro before pursuing them at high speeds. Witness accounts and video evidence also supported the allegations against Garczynski.
Autopsies revealed that both victims in the Camaro had substances in their blood, and their cause of death was attributed to the injuries sustained in the crash. The investigation also uncovered discrepancies in Garczynski’s initial statements regarding the incident.
District Attorney Michael Dougherty emphasized the severity of the case, describing the alleged actions as a “horrific crash” resulting from road rage. He expressed determination in holding the responsible party fully accountable for their actions.
Garczynski is currently in custody and is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on advisement. The charges he faces carry serious implications, highlighting the tragic consequences of reckless behavior on the road. The legal process will continue as authorities seek justice for the victims and their loved ones.