A 22-year-old male passenger in a 1990 Nissan Stanza was killed after the vehicle’s driver ran a stop sign at a “T” intersection and ploughed into a tree. Police are looking for the driver of the vehicle who fled the car accident scene reports King5.com.
The motor vehicle accident happened at 46th Avenue South and South 352nd Street around 4 am in Federal Way, Washington.
One wonders the reasons why the driver fled. If it was because the driver was intoxicated, he/she could be charged with Vehicular Homicide. Washington State Vehicle statute RCW 46.61.520 provides that a person can be charged with vehicular homicide if a person dies as a result of negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Negligent actions can include driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving without regard to the safety of others.
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