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 traveling more than 100 miles per hour. The driver, who authorities say was Sicade, lost control of the car, which hit a cable barrier and guardrail just south of Port of Tacoma Road.
Sicade and his passenger, 45-year-old Victor Wilson, were thrown out the back of the car. Neither was wearing a seat belt, according to the Washington State Patrol. Wilson later died.
Sicade was drunk and refused to talk to investigators, 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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