The surviving driver in a devastating crash that killed a mother and her young son is now out of jail.
Credit: Colorado State Patrol
Arica Vlach, 31, bonded out of jail Tuesday, four months after the July 12 collision at the intersection of Judge Orr and Log Road in Peyton.
Authorities say 31-year-old Arica Vlach was still drunk from the previous night when she crashed into Nicole Enderle's minivan at more than 70 miles per hour. Enderle and her 3-year-old son Alexander died at the scene. Two-year-old Zoe Enderle was the only survivor. All had been wearing their seat belts.
According to court papers, Vlach may have had up to 10 beers and Peppermint Schnapps the night before the fatal collision. A doctor at Memorial Hospital told 11 News it's not unusual for people to still be drunk several hours after they stop drinking. The crash happened at 9 a.m.
"One could definitely be under the influence the next day after having drunk the night before," Dr. David Steinbruner said.
Vlach was seriously injured in the crash, and was still in a wheelchair at her first physical court appearance a month later.
11 News was outside the jail Tuesday when Vlach bonded out, and asked her if she had any comments about the crash. She said she wasn't going to talk.
Vlach is facing charges of DUI and vehicular homicide. A judge ruled in October that there was enough evidence for Vlach to go to trial. If found guilty, she could face four to 12 years in prison.