A 19-year-old Buckley woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to causing a collision last year that mortally wounded a well-known Puyallup pastor and activist.
Kallie James is to be sentenced June 12 on one count of vehicular homicide, deputy prosecutor Tim Jones said.
As part of her plea, James admitted she was impaired by drugs Nov. 24 when she ran a stop sign and hit Eric Renz as he pedaled his bicycle near the Washington State Fairgrounds, Jones said.
A blood test showed she had marijuana in her system at the time of the crash but no signs of alcohol or other drugs, court records filed Wednesday show.
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Renz, 66, was badly hurt and died about two weeks later.
He served for decades as a pastor in Presbyterian churches throughout the Puget Sound region and was active in the Freezing Nights campaign. The program provides shelter and meals to homeless people during the winter months.
Renz ran unsuccessfully for the state House in 2014, losing to incumbent Republican state Rep. Hans Zeiger.