Suspect in Seattle Crash Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge
SEATTLE (AP) — A 23-year-old man accused of driving drunk on New Year's Eve in Seattle and crashing into a motorcyclist, who died days later from his injuries, is facing vehicular homicide and hit-and-run charges.
The Seattle Times reports that James Krogh is expected to be arraigned on the charges Thursday.
Court documents say Krogh rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 57-year-old woman, left the crash site and then rear-ended a motorcycle three blocks away. Police say Krogh sped off and struck a utility pole, disabling his vehicle.
Authorities say Krogh then called 911 and told a dispatcher he crashed into the motorcyclist, who was identified as 22-year-old Athen Nguyen. The victim died Jan. 2 at a hospital.
No other injuries were reported.
Krogh has no previous criminal history.