A 20-year-old man has been arrested after crashing his 1987 Honda Accord into a tree, killing his passenger this early this morning.
The Olympian, in an article written by Chelsea Krotzer, reports that the single car accident occurred on Cooper Point Road near 34th Avenue Southwest around 12:31am.
The driver of the Honda was treated for his injuries at Providence St. Peter Hospital and then booked into Thurston County Jail on suspicion of Vehicular Homicide. He admitted to “drinking, smoking meth and marijuana” prior to the crash according to the report.
Vehicular Homicide, Washington vehicle code RCW 46.61.520, can be charged if a person is killed in an auto accident and the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving recklessly or driving with reckless disregard to the safety of others.
Those convicted of Vehicular Homicide while intoxicated face of sentencing range of 78-102 months in prison.
The family of the deceased may seek justice in civil court by filing a wrongful death claim against the driver and his insurance company. While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a settlement can help provide for burial and other expenses.
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