Man charged with ‘vehicular homicide’ in Kent car accident that killed two young women

Gregory A. Ross, 31, of Renton has been charged with vehicular homicide in the car accident deaths of Jessica Stenseth, 23, and her passenger, Kiana Cormier.

The King County prosecutor’s office says that Ross was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he ran a red light and hit the car the two young women were riding in.

The police report said that Ross failed field sobriety tests, fell asleep during questioning and was found with a crack pipe in his pocket. Ross is being held on $1 million bail.

Ross’ prior criminal record includes convictions for fourth-degree assault, third-degree theft, harassment and false reporting.¬†

Washington vehicle code RCW 46.61.520 provides that a driver can be charged with vehicular homicide if someone is killed in a car accident and the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time.

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Source: The Seattle Times Suspect in double-fatality wreck charged with vehicular homicide
by Jennifer Sullivan Posted August 27, 2010 at 3:12PM