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January 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Police looking for car in fatal Everett hit-and-run

The Associated Press EVERETT — Police are still looking for the car that fatally injured a pedestrian trying to cross a street Monday night near Everett. The Snohomish County sheriff’s office say the car would have front-end damage and be missing an outside mirror. Witnesses say a man was driving. The Daily Herald reports the victim was identified as 53-year-old…

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January 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Driver arrested after Bremerton crash recently released from prison

The Associated Press BREMERTON — Police say the driver who fled a head-on crash in Bremerton had recently been released from prison after serving time for a vehicular homicide in which a baby was killed. The man had his driving status revoked but was reportedly speeding and passing vehicles in a no-passing zone Wednesday night when he…

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January 12, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Kitsap teen charged with 3 counts of vehicular homicide

A 17-year-old driver was charged Monday with three counts of vehicular homicide for an accident over the weekend that claimed the lives of his three teenage passengers. In charging documents, Kitsap County prosecutors claim the teen was driving recklessly and with “disregard for the safety of others” after leaving a party early Sunday. The three deceased teens…

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December 18, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Not guilty plea in Lake Sammamish crash fatalities

The Associated Press The Sammamish woman accused of crashing a car through a home while under the influence of alcohol and a sleep aid pleaded not guilty Thursday in Seattle to vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of her husband and son-in-law. Carol Fedigan had her grandson on her lap at the time of the crash…

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December 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Driver fleeing police kills pedestrian in Vancouver, Wash.

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A car fleeing from police struck and killed a woman late Monday morning in Vancouver. The Columbian reports the driver was arrested at the scene. Police say he may have been impaired The driver was suspected of an earlier hit-and-run accident in Portland, The Columbian reported.  

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November 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Chinese student convicted of fatal Des Moines crash deported

A Chinese national who caused a fatal crash in Des Moines in November 2012 has been deported and is barred from returning to the U.S. for 10 years, according to a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle. Yichun Xu, 21, was released from the state Department of Corrections (DOC) on Oct. 6 and was…

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November 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Vehicular homicide charges filed in crash that killed 4 in Auburn

The driver of a car that crashed in Auburn last month, killing four passengers, has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Friday. Auburn police say a car driven by Nicholas W. Anderson, 38, was heading north in the 3700 block of Auburn Way South about 2…

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November 4, 2014 at 11:14 AM

11-year sentence for DUI driver in fatal Burien crash

A Tukwila man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for driving impaired when he caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a Marysville woman last December, the prosecutor’s office said. Christopher Wittman, 25, pleaded guilty last month in King County Superior Court to vehicular homicide (DUI), vehicular assault (DUI) and reckless endangerment. He was sentenced on Friday,…

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April 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Driver who caused fatal I-405 crash pleads guilty

A man who was high on meth and driving up to 100 mp when he caused a fiery collision that killed a 22-year-old Federal Way man last year pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault this morning in King County Superior Court. Samual C. Sampson, 27, of Woodinville, was using methamphetamine when he headed south on Interstate…

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