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Tag: vehicular homicide

May
24th

UPDATED: Tacoma man charged in deadly Saturday crash near Elbe

Pierce County prosecutors charged a 26-year-old Tacoma man with vehicular homicide, alleging he was intoxicated Saturday afternoon when he caused a crash that killed a Shoreline motorcyclist near Elbe.

Richard J. Hohn pleaded not guilty during his arraignment this afternoon on vehicular homicide and driving with a suspended  license. He was ordered held in Pierce County  Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.  Hohn had a suspended license because of a prior DUI-related case, prosecutors report.

Ernest E. Geer, 33, was killed in the crash Saturday afternoon on state Route 7, just outside of Elbe.

Charging documents provide the following

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April
30th

Charges filed in hit-and-run death of teenager in Milton

Pierce County prosecutors filed charges today against a 47-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a teenage girl Wednesday night in Milton.

Robert V. Mitzel has been charged with vehicular homicide and failure to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in a death. He’s scheduled for a bail return hearing this afternoon in Pierce County Superior Court.

Kelsey Parrett, 15, was struck as she walked with a friend about 9 p.m. Wednesday on 15th Avenue in Milton. She died early Thursday of her injuries at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Charging documents provide the following information:

Parrett had

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April
9th

Jury starts deliberating case against former Tacoma firefighter

The jury has begun it deliberations in the trial of a former Tacoma firefighter charged in a deadly crash last year.

The prosecutor and Joseph Mondau’s defense attorney delivered closing arguments Thursday. The jury got the case about 3 p.m. and will resume deliberations at 1:30 p.m. today.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged Mondau with one count of vehicular homicide in the April 6, 2009 crash. Mark Kaytna, 43, was killed when his motorcycle and Mondau’s vehicle collided at the uncontrolled intersection at North Sixth Street and North Grant Avenue that night.

During opening arguments, deputy prosecutor Tim Jones argued

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March
30th

Young woman charged in deadly August crash on Sumner-Buckley Highway

Pierce County prosecutors have filed charges against an 18-year-old woman for her alleged role in a deadly car crash last year on the Sumner-Buckley Highway.

Kaitlin Rose Baumgartner was charged today with vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault. Her arraignment is scheduled for April 13, according to the online court calendar.

Prosecutors allege Baumgartner acted as an accomplice in the Aug. 29 crash that killed Derrick A. Laiblin, 21. Prosecutors previously had charged Jacob Lee, 19, with vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault. He’s pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

The crash occurred about 5:30 p.m.

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March
19th

UPDATED: Mom accused in crash that killed sons booked into jail

The Bonney Lake mother accused in a January crash that killed her two young sons was booked into jail Thursday afternoon.

Jayme Lynn Davis, 41, is expected to be arraigned on two counts of vehicular homicide this afternoon, according to online court calendars.

Earlier this week, Pierce County prosecutors charged Davis in the Jan. 16 crash on Tacoma’s Bay Street curve that killed 8-year-old Jared Davis and 11-year-old Jordan Davis.

Davis and her sons were returning home after the Monster Truck Show at the Tacoma Dome. She told Tacoma police she had a couple of beers and popcorn at

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March
18th

UPDATED: Man pleads guilty in deadly Fife crash

A man accused in a hit-and-run crash earlier this year in Fife that killed a 3-month-old boy has pleaded guilty.

Matthew R. Hamilton, 26, pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and failure to remain at the scene of an injury accident resulting in death this morning, News Tribune courts reporter Adam Lynn reports. He’s scheduled to be sentenced March 30 at 3 p.m. and faces seven years, three months to nine years, eight months in prison.

Prosecutors alleged Hamilton was driving east on 20th Street East about 10 p.m. Jan. 24. He went through a red light at 70th Avenue East

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March
16th

UPDATED: Mother charged in sons’ death after Monster Truck Show in Tacoma

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 41-year-old mother with two counts of vehicular homicide in a January crash on the Bay Street curve that killed her two young sons.

Two counts of vehicular homicide were filed against Jayme Lynn Davis this morning. Davis, a Bonney Lake resident, is not in custody and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Charging documents indicate Davis had been drinking before she got behind the wheel the night of Jan. 16. She and her sons, 8-year-old Jared and 11-year-old Jordan, had been to the Monster Truck Show at the Tacoma Dome and were

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Feb.
22nd

Charges filed in Dec. 27 death of teenage skateboarder near Graham

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old man in a December crash that killed a 14-year-old boy riding his skateboard near Graham.

Darrell Andrew Ross has been charged with one count of vehicular homicide. He was arraigned this afternoon.

Prosecutors allege he was drunk Dec. 27 when he hit and killed Daniel Morse, a Bethel Junior High School student, in the 9800 block of 204th Street East.

Court documents provide the following information:

Morse and two friends were heading down 204th Street East shortly before 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27. Morse was on a skateboard; the friends were on their bicycles.

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