Man charged after allegedly striking teen with SUV

Published 6:17 am Sunday, July 8, 2012

ST. PAUL — A St. Paul man is charged in the death of a 16-year-old girl who was struck by a sport utility vehicle while she was waiting outside Harding High School.

The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged 50-year-old Carlos Viveros-Colorado with one count of criminal vehicular homicide Friday in the death of Clarisse Grime.

The criminal complaint says that on Thursday afternoon, Viveros-Colorado was driving an SUV at excessive speeds when he hit a fire hydrant, jumped the curb and rolled down an embankment, striking Grime and her boyfriend.

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The boyfriend wasn’t seriously injured. Both teens had finished summer school classes and were waiting in the shade for a bus.

Viveros-Colorado is in custody and will likely get a court-appointed attorney Monday. The complaints says he told police his legs went numb.