A 23-year-old man accused in a crash on Christmas Day in the Roy area that killed two women is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon.
Pierce County prosecutors have charged Lyle C. Painter IV with two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault in connection with the Dec. 25 crash. Prosecutors allege Painter was driving in a reckless manner or with a disregard to public safety.
Jennifer Ussery, 36, and her stepmother, 74-year-old Dorothy Jones-Ussery, died of injuries sustained in the crash.
The two were passengers in a station wagon the afternoon of Dec. 25. The vehicle …