Passenger killed, driver suspected of drunk driving near Tenino

James A Kernodle, 56 was killed in a single car accident two miles of south of Tenino around 10pm last night reports The Olympian. Tenino is a town 15 miles south of Washington’s capitol, Olympia. The driver of the car, Karen L. Clark, 57, was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia with an arm fracture and possible chest injuries.

According to the report, Clark was driving eastbound on 180th when she over corrected and her car went off the road and into a tree. Kernodle was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Police suspect that Clark was driving under the influence (DUI) at the time of the accident. In Washington State, 0.08% BAC is considered intoxicated. Clark may be charged with Vehicular Homicide. A driver can be charged with Vehicular Homicide if a person dies as a result of a car accident and the driver was found to be driving recklessly or under the influence. In addition, the family of a person killed as a result of Vehicular Homicide can bring a suit for wrongful death.

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