A Mancos man pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide after hydroplaning into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 160 in July, hitting a vehicle with a family of four and killing two.
Anthony Rodriquez, 36, also pleaded guilty to careless driving causing bodily injury and driving without insurance.
The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. July 20, 2017, just east of the Montezuma-La Plata County line at mile marker 68, near the Cherry Creek area.
Rodriquez was traveling west in a Nissan Armada when a sudden downpour caused his vehicle to hydroplane into the eastbound lane and strike a Honda Pilot carrying the Streett family head-on.
Authorities said excessive speed was a factor in the crash.
Two people in the Honda Pilot were killed in the crash: Robert Streett, 52, who died at the scene, and his 16-year-old son, Robby, who died at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Streett’s wife, Josslyn, 49, was airlifted to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood and 14-year-old Sawyer was taken to Mercy.
The family is from Sequim, Washington, about two hours northwest of Seattle.
Rodriquez is scheduled for sentencing at 9 a.m. April 2.