A man is under investigation for drunken driving and Vehicular Homicide after running a red-light and running into the passenger side of a Honda, killing a Sedro-Woolley woman and her unborn baby reports The Seattle Times.
The accident occurred around 10pm on Monday evening on State Route 20. The Honda, with the pregnant woman’s fiancé driving, was headed eastbound on SR20 when a Ford Taurus driven by a Concrete man ran a red light at West Ferry Street in Sedro-Wooley and t-boned the Honda. The passenger side of the Honda was pushed in 12 to 15 inches.
The woman’s fiancé suffered minor injuries in the accident. The suspected drunk driver and his female passenger also suffered minor injuries.
Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a person was driving under the influence, driving recklessly or driving without regard to the safety of others and someone is killed in an accident. In Washington State the legal limit for drunk driving is 0.08%.
In addition to criminal charges, the family of the deceased may recover damages in a wrongful death civil suit. Wrongful death suits are brought on behalf of the deceased by a spouse, child or parent.
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