Driver in crash that killed Tacoma man faces 10 years in prison

Staff writerJune 24, 2014 

Jason Hoke pleads guilty to vehicular homicide Tuesday in Pierce County Superior Court. He faces 10 years in prison for causing the March wreck that killed Douglas Davis, 57, also of Tacoma.

ADAM LYNN — Staff writer

A 32-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide and failing to remain at the scene of a car wreck in the fatal crash that killed a Tacoma man in March.

Jason Hoke is to be sentenced in September. Pierce County deputy prosecutor Tim Jones said he would recommend a sentence of 10 years.

Authorities said Hoke was at the wheel of a Chevrolet Cruze that ran head-on into a 1996 BMW coupe driven by Boeing Co. employee Douglas Davis near Waller Road East and 46th Street East.

Davis, 57, died at the scene.

Hoke ran away and was arrested more than a week later in Longview. He was extradited to Pierce County to face charges.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644 adam.lynn@thenewstribune.com @TNTAdam

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