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Mother, 16-year-old son killed in alleged DUI crash near Broomfield High School

Melissa Powell and Riordan Powell
Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 18, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-18 19:52:19-05

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The Broomfield Police Department on Friday identified the two people killed in an alleged DUI crash near Broomfield High School as a mother and son.

The crash happened on the afternoon of Dec. 12 at Main Street and Miramonte Boulevard.

According to Broomfield police, the driver of a 2000 Toyota Tundra crashed into a 2016 Mazda CX-5, killing Melissa Powell, 47, and her 16-year-old son, Riordan.

The driver of the Toyota, identified as 37-year-old Jose Menjivar, was treated at a hospital and then booked into the Broomfield County Jail for vehicular homicide - reckless, vehicular homicide - DUI and habitual traffic offender.



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The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Investigators believe alcohol and speed were contributing actors. The department said Friday it is waiting for the official toxicology report.

A GoFundMe online fundraiser has been created to support Melissa's surviving sons. To donate, click here.

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