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Auburn man charged with second-degree murder for police pursuit that ended in death of passenger

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on May 28, 2013 at 11:52 am |
May 28, 2013 11:53 am

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Auburn man accused of stealing a car and leading police on a pursuit down Interstate 5 that ended in the death of his passenger.

A warrant was issued last week for Brian Sicade, who remains jailed in King County. He has been charged with second-degree murder, vehicular homicide, unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree driving on a suspended license.

The incident started the night of Feb. 4 when a man called 911 to report seeing someone steal his Chevrolet Monte Carlo from outside an apartment complex in Auburn.

Police chased the stolen car southbound on I-5 with the Monte Carlo driving more than 100 miles per hour. Sicade, who authorities say was behind the wheel, lost control and hit a cable barrier and guardrail just south of Port of Tacoma Road.

He and his passenger, 45-year-old Victor Wilson, were ejected through the back of the car. Neither was wearing seat belts, according to the Washington State Patrol. Wilson later died.

Sicade was drunk and refused to talk to investigators, flipping them off as they asked questions, court records indicate.

“The defendant states he had been drinking heavily at a party with Wilson and stated he did not remember anything after that,” according to charging papers.

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