Renton woman killed, three injured when pickup crosses centerline

The Seattle Times reports that a 56-year-old Renton woman was killed on Sunday evening when a pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old man crossed the center line and hit the car she was riding.

According to the report, the car accident occurred around 6pm on Sunday evening on 108th Avenue Southeast near 190th Street in Renton. The pickup truck was heading north on 108th, crossed the center line and struck a car in which the Renton woman was a passenger and then hit another car.

The drivers of all three vehicles were injured but their injuries were said to be non-life threatening.

The pickup driver was booked into the Renton Jail. Police are investigating him and he may be charged with Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault. Police believe excessive speed and alcohol may have been factors in the accident.

Vehicular Homicide can be charged if someone dies as a result of a driver driving under the influence, driving recklessly and driving without regard to the safety of others.


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