The truck driver whose 110-year sentence outraged millions of Americans doesn’t deserve ANY prison time at all, because the fatal crash was purely an accident … according to justice reform activist Jason Flom.
Jason, who’s on board of the Innocence Project, says Rogel Aguilera-Mederos getting such a severe sentence — one even a Colorado prosecutor wants to be reviewed — is purely about revenge, instead of justice.
As you probably know, Aguilera-Mederos was found guilty on 27 charges for the fiery interstate crash caused by his 18-wheeler smashing into multiple cars. 4 people were killed and more than a dozen more seriously injured.
Still, when Jason joined us Thursday on “TMZ Live” he said, “If I were the governor I would sentence him to community service.”
His reasoning is Aguilera-Mederos had no intent to harm anyone that fateful day in 2019 — the truck driver said his brakes had failed, and there was nothing he could do to avoid the tragedy.
The judge seemed to believe him, and after giving him 110 years — the minimum under Colorado law — said, “If I had the discretion, it would not be my sentence.”
More than 4 million people, including Kim Kardashian, signed a petition for the case to be reconsidered. Jason says the justice system is flawed — “Doubling down on the tragedy by destroying this young man’s life — I believe he is a father as well — how does that serve anybody’s best interest?”
As we reported, Colorado D.A. Alexis King filed a motion this week for the judge to review the case — but at least one victim’s wife isn’t happy with the push to reduce the sentence. She believes the accident could’ve been avoided, and called Kim a “loudmouth” for getting involved.