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June 3, 2014 at 11:28 AM

State Patrol: Woman who caused Highway 2 crash had smoked pot

A Granite Falls woman accused of causing a crash Monday on Highway 2 near Monroe that left nine people hurt had smoked marijuana before getting behind the wheel, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 26-year-old woman told troopers that she collided with another car after she turned to look at her children, who were fighting in the backseat, according…

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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…

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December 30, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Boy in Auburn crash dies

A five-year-old child who was critically injured in an early morning car crash on Sunday in Auburn died at Harborview Medical Center on Monday morning, according to police. Auburn police said the collision occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when a 21-year-old Pacific man was speeding at around 90 miles per hour when he ran off Auburn…

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December 13, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Man sentenced to 4½ years for fatal Seattle crash

A 50-year-old man who caused an eight-car collision on Seattle’s Elliott Avenue West in July 2012, killing one woman and seriously injuring another, was sentenced this afternoon to 4½ years in prison after a jury convicted him last month of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault as a result of reckless driving.

Timothy Durden was speeding north in the center turn lane just before 6:30 a.m. on July 17, 2012, when he swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid a head-on collision with a southbound car that was stopped in the turn lane as the driver waited to make a left turn. Police determined that Durden had plenty of time and space to merge with cars in the northbound lanes, but instead swerved to his left, his SUV ramping up and over a Subaru Impreza driven by 56-year-old Rosemary Tempel.

Temple suffered catastrophic injuries and died soon after she was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

As Durden’s SUV careened out of control, still traveling north in the southbound lanes, large pieces of metal and at least one wheel were ripped from his vehicle by the force of the collision. Debris from Durden’s car – likely a front wheel and attached suspension components — slammed into a Subaru Forester driven by 63-year-old Barbara Kaykas, fracturing her arm.

Other drivers involved in the collision suffered minor injuries.

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December 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

$250K bail for man accused of injuring 3 children in crash of stolen car

A King County District Court judge set bail at $250,000 Monday for a 25-year-old South Seattle man accused of stealing a car and crashing it into another vehicle on Thanksgiving Day, injuring three children. Judge Arthur Chapman agreed to the state’s bail request, finding that Abdinjib Ibraham is a danger to the community and is likely…

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December 2, 2013 at 10:18 AM

SPD officer injured when drug suspect rams patrol car

A suspected drug dealer was arrested last night after he rammed a patrol car, injuring an officer, Seattle police said. Police, posing as drug buyers, arranged by phone to meet with the suspect to purchase an ounce of methamphetamine for $1,100, according to police. When the suspect pulled into a parking lot near the Northgate Mall for the prearranged…

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November 8, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Teen severely injured in Greenwood collision; driver arrested

A 19-year-old man was arrested last night following a two-car collision in Greenwood that left another teen with life-threatening injuries, Seattle police said. A BMW SUV driven by the suspect was heading north on Third Avenue Northwest just before 11 p.m. when it collided with a Subaru wagon at Northwest 90th Street. A 17-year-old passenger in the Subaru was taken to…

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October 28, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Seattle man enters Alford plea to 2011 crash that killed couple

A Seattle man entered an Alford plea this morning to one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault for a fatal crash that killed two people on Lake City Way Northeast in November 2011. In an Alford plea, a defendant concedes there is sufficient evidence to support a conviction, but they are not directly…

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October 3, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Man pleads guilty to fatal Wedgwood crash that devastated family

A man who was on probation for a DUI conviction in March when his pickup struck four people in a Wedgwood crosswalk, killing two, pleaded guilty this morning to multiple charges, including two counts of vehicular homicide/DUI. Mark W. Mullan, 51, also pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular assault/DUI and violating the state’s interlock law. He…

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September 30, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Man pleads not guilty in fatal I-405 crash

The Woodinville man accused of causing a fatal crash on Interstate 405 after using drugs and racing at speeds up to 150 mph pleaded not guilty this morning during his arraignment in King County Superior Court. Samuel C. Sampson is charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving in connection with the Sept. 12 crash in…

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