Man charged with vehicular homicide for Spanaway crash

Staff writerMay 14, 2014 

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a man with vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a woman in Spanaway.

A warrant has been issued for ReneMichael Navarro, 26.

The accident happened the evening of March 11 in the 2100 block of state Route 7.

A sheriff’s deputy happened upon the scene and noticed a crowd standing around a woman lying on the ground in front of a Datsun pickup truck. The woman, who was later identified as 25-year-old Jade Nicole Aubrey-Peterson, was taken to Tacoma General Hospital. She never regained consciousness, records show.

Prosecutors said Navarro struck Aubrey-Peterson as she crossed the road.

Navarro was “very upset and crying” after the accident and kept asking what he could do, according to charging papers. He allegedly told deputies he had 2-3 beers at a family member’s house and was on his way home.

His blood alcohol level was .12, which is higher than the .08 legal limit, records show.

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