A 26-year-old Auburn woman was killed in a car accident on Interstate 5 south of Federal Way and State Route 18 in King County, Washington. The woman, who was a passenger in the car, was killed when the Honda Accord she was riding in veered off of the road and crashed into trees.
According to a report in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the accident happened around 3:30 am on Saturday morning. The driver of the car, a 35-year-old Tacoma man, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of his injuries. His condition is unknown at this time.
The State Patrol believe drugs or alcohol may have been involved in the accident. In Washington State, if a person is killed in a car accident and the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the driver can be charged with Vehicular Homicide. In addition, the family of the deceased can bring a civil suit under Washington State wrongful death statutes which allows the family of a person killed in an accident to recover damages if a person’s negligence caused a family member’s death.
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