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…More
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A Chinese community-college student, who drove his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz at freeway speeds on a residential street in Des Moines and crashed into another car, killing the driver and injuring three people, pleaded guilty today. Yichun Xu pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) and three counts of reckless endangerment. He faces a sentence…More
King County prosecutors have filed charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless endangerment against an 18-year-old man accused of driving so fast on a winding road in Auburn that his car traveled more than 400 feet off the road, sheared a utility pole and ejected two passengers. Qiang Liu, of Auburn, was with four passengers…More
The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police say a man accused of driving the pickup involved in a Jan. 19 double fatal hit-and-run crash has been arrested. Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of vehicular homicide, as well as three counts of hit-and-run injury and…More
A 19-year-old man, who was texting and speeding when he hit a woman with his pickup near North Bend and then fled, was sentenced in King County Superior Court this afternoon to 15 months in prison. Cody J. Eads pleaded guilty last month to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) in connection with the death of…More
A 24-year-old Tukwila man was charged today with vehicular homicide after one of the victims of a Dec. 17 collision died, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Christopher Wittman was allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car through a fence and over an embankment onto state Highway 509 in Burien and collided with a couple’s car, prosecutors say….More
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office released the name of a 5-year-old boy who died as a result of a car crash in Auburn over the weekend. Stacey Holmes died at Harborview Medical Center on Monday following Sunday collision at 2:30 a.m. on Auburn Way South near the Muckleshoot Casino. Auburn police said the boy and his 9-year-old…More
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.More
A 19-year-old man admits he was texting and speeding when he hit a woman with his pickup near North Bend on Jan. 1 and then fled, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Cody J. Eads pleaded guilty on Thursday to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) in connection with the death of a Lucinda Pieczatkowski,…More
A Kirkland woman who was under the influence of alcohol and a prescription drug when her minivan collided head-on with a car occupied by four people, killing an elderly woman, was sentenced this afternoon to nearly 11 years in prison. Kelly Ann Hudson, 43, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving…More