Kim Kardashian has spoken out in the support of the clemency of the trucker who was sentenced to 110 years in prison.
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos crashed into two dozen cars in 2019, resulting in an explosion that took the lives of four people.
The driver was recently given the maximum sentence for the accident, and the length of the sentencing has caused outrage.
A Change.org petition has been set up to grant Aguilera-Mederos clemency and already has more than 4.5 million signatures.
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The petition reads:
‘Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, 23, has nothing on his driving record, or on his criminal history,’
He’s passed all of the drug and alcohol tests that were given including a chemical test.’
‘This accident was not intentional, nor was it a criminal act on the drivers part. No one but the trucking company he is/was employed by should be held accountable for this accident.’
‘We are trying to hold the person who needs to be held responsible, responsible. The trucking company has had several inspections since 2017, with several mechanical violations.’
Kardashian, who has been studying law, has joined the millions of voices calling for justice after taking a ‘deep dive’ into the case.
She wrote on her Instagram Story:
‘He was not drunk or under the influence; his brakes on the tractor-trailer failed.
‘Another shocking and unfair part of this case is that the judge didn’t want to sentence him to such a lengthy sentence.
‘However, because of the mandatory minimums in Colorado, his hands were tied.
‘Mandatory minimums take away judicial discretion and need to end.’
‘It makes me so sick. I pray that Governor Polis…will commute his sentence’
Multiple truckers are now boycotting Colorado over the harsh sentencing, according to TikTok videos.