Andrew Simpson gets up to eighteen years in hit and run that killed Masoud Bahramisasharif
Last spring, we told you about the arrest of Andrew Simpson, who was thought to have visited a bar and been on a quest to buy pot when his car struck Masoud Bahramisasharif, a DU student walking his bike in a crosswalk. Now the boom has been lowered on Simpson in a big way: He faces up to eighteen years behind bars. Get the story below, along with photos, video and police reports.
Big photos below.
The incident in question took place at around 8:41 p.m. on May 31. Witnesses (and there were a number of them) say Bahramisasharif was walking his bicycle in the crosswalk at University and Evans when a red SUV ran the light and plowed into him, dragging his bike for several blocks before speeding away.
As we've reported, Bahramisasharif, a native of Iran, was a DU engineering student with a particular interest in robotics. But far from taking his emotional cues from such machines, he is said to have been known for his kindness and omnipresent smile.
The grisly impact that took Bahramisasharif's life is depicted graphically in the following item from a Denver police report on view below. It shows that his body slid diagonally across the street after being struck, allegedly by Simpson's SUV, before coming into contact with a pickup parked on the opposite curb. Meanwhile, the vehicle continued straight ahead, with the bicycle still attached.
A photo from Bahramisharif's Facebook page.
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