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Charges filed against young man in deadly August crash in Buckley

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Oct. 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm with 4 Comments »
October 4, 2011 5:32 am

Pierce County prosecutors have filed charges against an 18-year-old man accused of crashing his car in August in Buckley, then leaving his mortally wounded passenger behind.

Ryan R. Bogue was charged Monday with vehicular homicide and failure to remain at the scene of a deadly accident. A bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Prosecutors allege Bogue was driving his father’s Pontiac G6 eastbound on 112th Street East shortly after 1 a.m. Aug. 3. The car slide off the roadway and struck a power pole in the 29000 block. The force of the crash tore the car in half, charging documents state.

First responders found Traevon Norton, 17, lying on the side of the roadway after being ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead minutes later. A bottle of whiskey was found on the driver’s floor board.

A woman called 911 to report her brother had just called and said he totalled his car. Officers found Bogue a short time later at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He had injuries to his face, arms and hands, charging documents state.

Bogue told investigators he’d had three beers. He said he crashed the car because he was trying to avoid three deer, charging documents state.

Bogue’s blood was drawn and the analysis showed he had alcohol, THC and substances commonly found in prescription depressants in his system.

Washington State Patrol detectives inspected the crashed Pontiac and downloaded the data from the airbag control system.

The information showed that the Pontiac had been going 57 mph when it crashed. Seconds before, it had been doing 86 mph, charging documents state.
The posted speed limit is 35 mph.

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. TaylorTwoTimes says:

    white people think it is ok to drive under the influence.

  2. Alaska47 says:

    I believe that is supposed to be THC,not TCH.What a loser to leave his friend to die.

  3. Genevieveknows says:

    This guy left the scene of the crime because he knew he would have been charged with a DUI. I wonder how many DUI’s this man has on his record sheet.

    I hope he does long term jail sentence, he does not contribute to society.

    I agree, left his friend to die and of course let’s not forget the lying he will be doing to try and save his butt from doing more prison time.

    Take responsibility for your actions in life and the consequences, lying never really helps your situation and often escalates it to a higher degree of consequences.

  4. Lets see, now. He had 3 BEERS, then they were zipping along at 86 MPH and had swerve to avoid 3 DEER. Well, I find that story to be quite QUEER. What’s going on HERE? What about the whiskey bottle that they found on the floor right HERE. He’s not telling the truth, I FEAR. Please, oh please, pick me for jury duty, I would CHEER.
    OK, enough rhyming, Let’s go have a BEER, DEAR.

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