Snohomish man pleads guilty to ‘vehicular homicide’ in death of Kirkland mayor’s family, 2 others

Matthew McDonald, 27 of Snohomish, pleaded guilty to four counts of vehicular homicide in the car accident death of former Kirkland Mayor Bill Woods’ son and daughter-inlaw, Tom and Hilda Woods, and their friends, Brad and Melissa Agerup.

McDonald had a blood alcohol level of .123 after drinking beer for 12 hours when he hit car carrying the Woods and the Agerups. Both couples were killed in the car accident and McDonald initially fled.

A sentencing hearing will be held March 6 and the prosecutor will ask for a 6 1/2 year sentence reports The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a person is killed in a car accident and a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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