Vehicular homicide may be charged in Renton car accident that killed two

Police suspect that a “street race” involving two motorists resulted in a Renton 3-car accident which killed one of the street racers and an innocent bystander and injured two others.

The Seattle Times
reports that the car accident occurred on westbound State Route 516 west of Meeker around 3:15am when the driver of one of the cars, a 25-year-old Yakima woman, lost control of her vehicle and hit a Honda SUV, killing herself and the SUV’s driver, a 57-year-old Kent man. A third vehicle driven by a 40-year-old Renton man then struck the Honda SUV.

The Yakima woman was killed in the accident and her passenger, a 28-year-old Fife man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle or treatment of serious injuries.

The Renton man was also taken to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries. He may be charged with Vehicular Homicide in the accident. Vehicular Homicide, RCW 46.61.520, can be charged if a person is killed in a motor vehicle accident and a motorist was driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving without regard for the safety of others.

Police suspect that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. They also said that neither the Kent man and the Renton man were not wearing seat belts.

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 motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may obtain civil justice.

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