Western Washington University student sentenced for vehicular homicide

Ashely Wick plead guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced to three years in prison for the January 7th death of 25-year-old exchange student, Un Kyu Choi, reports The Seattle Times.

Wick, a former student at Western Washington University in Bellingham was under the influence of alcohol and a prescription tranquilizer at the time of the accident. According to court reports, she stopped for a short time after the accident and then drove off.

Choi was walking to his dorm when he was hit and killed. He was in the United States to study English for a semester and had only been in the country for a day.

A driver can be charged with vehicular homicide, Washington State statute RCW 46.61.520, if a person dies as a result of negligent operation of a motor vehicle when the driver was driving recklessly, under the influence of alcohol or drugs or without regard for the safety of others.

If you have had a loved one killed by a drunk driver, you should contact The Farber Law Group, a Washington law firm experienced and knowledgeable in handling auto accident cases and wrongful death suits.

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