Woman charged with ‘Vehicular Homicide in Seattle hit-and-run accident that killed tow truck driver

The Seattle Times reports that Shavelle Lewis has been charged with Vehicular Homicide and hit-and-run driving in the death of tow-truck driver William Padilla, 51.

According to the report, Lewis, was driving with a suspended license, when she crossed several lanes of traffic and struck Padilla who was kneeling on the ground preparing to tow a disabled vehicle at the Spokane Street entrance to Interstate 5 in Seattle.

Lewis drove off after the Seattle car accident but she was apprehended a short time later.

The result of Lewis’ blood alcohol content (BAC) test is not back yet but Washington State Troopers said she appeared intoxicated.

Lewis has prior convictions for prostitution, drug crimes and hit-and-run driving. She had 14 prior arrest warrants.

Washington State Vehicle Code, RCW 46.61.520, states that a person can be charged with Vehicular Homicide if a person was killed in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in Seattle motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

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