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May 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Police: Driver smelled of alcohol after Lake Sammamish crash

A 68-year-woman who drove her SUV through her family’s Lake Sammamish home on Friday evening, killing her partner and son-in-law, smelled of alcohol immediately after the crash, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The woman is being investigated for vehicular homicide, but prosecutors said charges are pending further investigation and the results of a toxicology test. She was…

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May 19, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Man killed, family injured in Santiam Summit crash in Oregon

The Associated Press BEND, Ore. — A man was killed and his wife and two children were seriously injured in a crash with two other cars Sunday afternoon on Highway 20 just east of the Santiam Summit in Jefferson County. Oregon State Police say their car was hit by a car that went out of control on…

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April 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Oregon man arrested for DUI after crashing car into train

The Associated Press JEFFERSON, Ore. — Marion County sheriff’s deputies say a driver crashed into a train before daybreak, ran from his burning car and asked neighbors for a place to sleep. The sheriff’s department reported Monday that 24-year-old Kyle Randall was arrested on a drunken driving charge after the neighbors called officers about 5 a.m. Saturday. Deputies…

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March 14, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Man killed in Everett crash; another man runs away

UPDATE, 6:08 p.m. | The man killed in an Everett crash Thursday night has been identified as Paul S. Linari, 21, of Everett, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. ORIGINAL POST | The Associated Press A man was killed in a crash Thursday night into a guardrail in Everett, and another man from the vehicle tried to…

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March 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Woman crashes SUV into veterans’ van on I-5, then tries to steal car

A woman tried to steal a car after crashing into a Department of Veterans Affairs van this morning on Interstate 5 near Federal Way, according to the Washington State Patrol. Neither the woman nor anyone in the van was seriously injured. The woman crashed into the $80,000 van — used to transport disabled veterans –about 8:45…

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February 15, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Renton man killed in Pierce County crash

A Renton man died early Saturday after crashing his pickup into a ditch outside Greenwater, Pierce County Authorities say 18-year-old Connor L. Johnson was driving east on Highway 410 when he went off the road, crashing into a ditch near mile marker 48. He died instantly, State Trooper Chris Webb said. Webb said the cause is being…

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January 16, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Road rage drivers collide, crash in Bellevue

The Associated Press Two cars driving west on Interstate 90 struck each other multiple times at high speed in a road-rage incident Wednesday evening until they rolled in the median in Bellevue near Lake Sammamish. The Washington State Patrol says the 32-year-old man driving one car tried to run away and was arrested by Bellevue police….

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January 2, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Seattle car crash victims identified

Two men killed on New Year’s Day when the car they were in veered off Lakeview Boulevard East and struck a fire hydrant were identified Thursday. Arthur Sawe and Julian Gray-Florance, both 24, were killed, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office According to Seattle police, Sawe and Gray-Florance were headed north in a Ford Mustang convertible…

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December 20, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Charge: Driver in fatal Bellevue crash was high on pot

King County prosecutors have charged a 33-year-old Bellevue man with vehicular homicide, accusing him of driving while high on marijuana and causing the death of a motorcyclist on Oct. 4.

Caleb Floyd was arrested in connection with the death of Blake Gaston, 23, after failing field sobriety tests and other tests by a drug-recognition expert, but was released from custody two days later pending completion of the police investigation and toxicology tests on his blood, according to jail records and Bellevue police spokesman Carla Iafrate.

Late Thursday afternoon, Bellevue police were notified that prosecutors had filed the vehicular-homicide charge and a judge had issued a $100,000 warrant for Floyd’s arrest, Iafrate said. Floyd was arrested at his Bellevue residence without incident and booked into the King County Jail, she said.

According to charging documents, Floyd was driving east on Northeast 10th Street around 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 when he attempted to make a left turn onto 102nd Avenue Northeast, just as Gaston was riding west through the intersection on his 2005 KTM 450 motorcycle. All left turns at the intersection must yield to oncoming traffic, the papers say.

When Floyd failed to yield the right of way, Gaston brought his motorcycle down on his right side and skidded into the side of Floyd’s 1997 Acura CL, according to the charges. One witness saw Gaston “bounce backwards before landing on the ground,” the papers say. Gaston suffered catastrophic injuries and was pronounced dead after being transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center.

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