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Petition: Drop case against grieving mom

Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 3:00 am

The state should not proceed with citations against a mother whose two young children died in a wintry crash outside of Gunnison, her supporters say.

Jamie Dowling was cited with two counts of careless driving causing death, a misdemeanor offense. The Colorado State Patrol says Dowling failed on March 9 to maintain control of her vehicle on U.S. 50 as required by state law, and her two children died as a result.

But Bernadette Bifano, whose family members were first to respond to the wreck, says the state is out of line. She’s launched a petition at change.org in hopes of getting the District Attorney’s Office to drop the case.

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