Driver arrested in crash that killed pedestrian in Spanaway

Staff writerMarch 16, 2014 

The driver of a car that hit and killed a woman in Spanaway Friday was in jail Sunday.

The 26-year-old man was booked into jail early Saturday, on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.

Troopers said the woman was hit about 9:45 p.m. on state Route 7 near 211th Street Court East, in the northbound lanes.

Officials had not yet released the name of the woman Sunday.

State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill said the driver stayed at the scene, and that the woman was not in a crosswalk when she was hit.

Gill said troopers observed indicators of impairment from the driver, but Gill declined to give specifics and said test results of a blood draw from the man were pending Sunday.

KIRO-TV reported that the driver is a sergeant at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the 555th Engineering Brigade, which is part of the 7th Infantry Division .

The News Tribune does not generally name suspects before they have been formally charged with a crime.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268


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