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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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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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