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On March 9th, Jamie Dowling lost both of her young children in a horrific car accident on a snow packed road in Colorado. Both children were wearing seat-belts properly when Jamie lost control on a patch of ice. But now, District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller wants to charge her with careless driving resulting in death. This was a terrible accident that took place on a snowy highway - not something a mother who just lost her only children should have to relive in the court system. 

I can attest to the horrendous driving conditions that day. In fact, the accident happened right next to my parent's home and they were the first people on the scene (20 minutes before EMS). Her 5-year-old son Landryn Scott had died at the scene and 2-year-old Raylee Kay would die later at the hospital. Jamie suffered serious injuries. This could have been anyone that lost control.     Jamie should be allowed to move on without having this dragged on any further by the Judicial System. The other driver involved refused to press charges against Jamie, so why should the DA?  I would like to propose that we stand up and show Jamie what community is about and fight these charges so she can move on with life.

Jamie is a 22 year old mother from Texas who moved to Gunnison, CO that same week to start a new life with her family. Please sign to help her get through this as quickly as possible and to let District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller know that she may have been a new member to the community, but she doesn't stand alone.  

Letter to
CO 7th Judicial District, District Attorney Dan Hotsenpiller
CO 7th Judicial District, Deputy District Attorney Keith Mandelski
Colorado Governor
On March 9th, near Parlin, CO on HWY 50, Jamie Dowling was involved in an automobile accident due to adverse driving conditions. As a result of this crash she lost both of her young children, son age 5, and daughter age 2. The children were properly secured and she lost control because of the hazardous roads at the time. This incident was just that, an ACCIDENT. The other party involved didn't press charges against Jamie knowing the nightmare she would have to face losing her children, so why should you? The price Jamie has to pay is insurmountable to any punishment you can hand out, and will be her own personal life sentence.

Don't make her relive that day through the court system. Let her move forward with her life. Drop all charges against Jamie Dowling.

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