According to the report, Parrett and a friend were walking to the friend’s house after attending a youth meeting at a church when she was hit from behind by a GMC van that left the accident scene.
Parrett was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where she was determined to have an irreversible brain injury; she died on Thursday morning at 5:30am.
Police said the driver and his passenger, both men, left the accident scene and parked the van about one-half mile away. The men then returned to the accident scene on foot and then left without reporting to officers they were involved. Police followed the men and arrested the 47-year-old driver and his 48-year-old passenger for investigation of Vehicular Homicide and failure to remain at an accident.
Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a person dies in an accident and the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving recklessly, or driving without regard for the safety of others. Washington State Vehicle code RCW 46.62.020 mandates that any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person shall immediately stop their vehicle at the accident scene and remain at the accident scene.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer , a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian accidents and the family of those killed. Washington State’s wrongful death statute allows the family of a person killed by another’s negligence to recover damages on behalf of their deceased loved one.