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Meth Use Suspected in Fatal Seattle Crash

Authorities suspect methamphetamine likely played a role in a fatal pedestrian accident that left two dead in Seattle.

Details of the Fatal Seattle Pedestrian Accident

On Friday afternoon, two pedestrians were killed and another two injured after a car crash on Aurora Avenue in Seattle. One victim died on the scene, the other later passed away at Harborview Medical Center.

According to reports, the Seattle Police Department believe the woman suspected to have caused the crash was high on methamphetamines at the time of the crash.

The Medical Examiner’s Office of King County confirmed the identities of the two victims as 28-year-old Rebecca Richman and 26-year-old Michael Richman.  Both deaths were resultant of blunt force injuries.

A witness testimony said that a 23-year-old Brier woman was making a right turn off of Aurora Avenue when she hit the victims. Following that, the car rolled into the opposite direction lanes heading northbound. It was then that the driver left the car and hid in the bushes before police found her.

Reports from the incident stated that one officer “suspected she was high,” citing droopy eyelids and one especially watery eye. According to the documents, the woman told police that the crash was intentional and that she had closed her eyes.

The adverse driver faces two counts of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and felony hit-and-run.

Drugged Driving Statistics

  • 6 percent of fatally injured drivers in 2016 tested positive for drugs
  • A higher percentage of adults aged 21 to 25 drive after taking drugs or drinking than do young adults aged 16 to 20 or adults 26 or older

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