Justin Cordova, 18, of Kent was charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a 56-year-old Kent motorcyclist.
Charging papers say that Cordova was driving his 1986 Nissan while intoxicated and driving recklessly when he crossed the center line and struck the unidentified motorcyclist near Panther Lake.
The motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the accident scene.
According to the Kent Assistance Police Chief Pat Lowery:
“Information collected to this point suggests that the passenger car was being driven well in excess of the posted 25 mile per hour speed limit.”
Cordova’s bail was reportedly set at $100,000.
Vehicular Homicide is a felony crime which results when a person is killed in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was driving recklessly (as in speeding), driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving without being mindful to the safety of others.
If it is proved that Cordova was driving while intoxicated, he faces a prison sentence of between 78-102 months.
It is a tragedy that approximately nearly half the 700 people killed in Washington motor vehicle accidents were involved in an accident where the consumption of alcohol was a factor.
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