Driver charged with fatal hit-and-run driving in I-5 pedestrian accident

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Brandy Marie Marty, 28, has pleaded not guilty to charges of fatal hit-and-run driving with a suspended or revoked license in the death of a man in a pedestrian accident on Interstate 5 in Fife.

According to the report, Marty hit Michael Halberg, 45, last Thursday as he was running across I-5 in attempt to elude police. Marty hit Halberg but did not stop. Marty turned herself into police after an anonymous phone call identified her.

Marty’s bail was set at $10,000.

Marty is in serious trouble because she left the scene of the accident. RCW 46.52.020 prescribes that it is the duty of any driver involved in an accident which results in the injury or death of any person should immediately stop at the accident scene and remain there until a law enforcement officer arrives.

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