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March 5, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Vehicular-homicide charge filed in crash that killed pregnant woman

The Associated Press

TACOMA — The driver of pickup that crashed into a taxi minivan early Tuesday, killing a pregnant passenger, has been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says 48-year-old Anderson Hamilton, of Puyallup, was under the influence of drugs at the time of the head-on collision on Highway 167 east of Tacoma.

The crash killed 34-year-old Shanna Huttenstine, of Tacoma. Her fiance and the taxi driver were injured.

Police found injection needles and what appeared to be marijuana in the truck driver’s pockets. He refused a field sobriety test, but troopers said he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: DUI, Pierce County Superior Court, vehicular assault


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