Tacoma, Washington man charged with homicide in hit-and-run pedestrian death

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Pierce County prosecutors have filed vehicular homicide charges against Anthony Paul Cisco, 40, for the hit-and-run death of pedestrian Rebecca Ann Wilkie-Moore. Wilkie-Moore was killed as she walked home for lunch along Purdy Drive Northwest in Tacoma, Washington on Friday afternoon. Witnesses said that Cisco was driving erratically when he hit Wilkie-Moore. He stopped for a moment after he hit her and then sped off. A witness, Andy Schroeder, 25 , of Port Orchard helped police by following the Mazda that Cisco was driving and calling 911.

Wilkie-Moore as a newspaper carrier for The News Tribute and had worked for the paper for more than 10 years reported her supervisor, Bob Cowan. She was the mother of two.

When Cisco was arrested he appeared intoxicated and appeared to be “groggy and sleepy, ” reports The News Tribune. Cisco has had a checkered past. He has an extensive criminal record including 11 felony convictions since 1985. His last conviction was in Pierce Country for heroin position.

A driver can be charged with vehicular homicide (RCW 46.61.520) in Washington State if a person dies as a result of negligent operation of a vehicle and the driver was driving recklessly, driving under the influence or driving without consideration for the safety of others.

When a driver is charged with vehicular homicide, the family of the person killed can bring a suit for wrongful death as well.

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