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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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April 25, 2014 at 4:37 PM

6 1/2-year sentence for fatal Federal Way crash

A Federal Way man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for driving drunk and causing a December crash that killed a passenger in his car was sentenced today to 6 1/2 years in prison. Jeffrey Waterfall, 56, drove a 2003 Ford Mustang into a telephone pole in the 29000 block of Redondo Way South on Dec. 23 in…

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April 2, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Deputies: Alcohol involved in Burien car-motorcycle death

UPDATE, 3:52 p.m. | The motorcyclist killed after a car-motorcycle collision in Burien has been identified as Lee Cornett, 40, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. ORIGINAL POST | A motorcyclist was killed and the driver of a car arrested after a car-motorcycle collision in Burien last night that deputies say involved…

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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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February 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Chinese student pleads guilty to fatal Des Moines crash

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…

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February 21, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Vehicular homicide charge filed in fatal Auburn crash

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…

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January 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Vancouver, Wash., man arrested in fatal hit-run

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…

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January 17, 2014 at 4:38 PM

North Bend teen sentenced to 15 months for fatal hit and run

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…

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January 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Tukwila man charged after victim of December crash dies

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….

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