A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday in connection with the death of a 76-year-old woman after a January wreck in Sumner.
Justice Heckart is charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in the Jan. 7 wreck that killed Helen Stolp and seriously injured her 55-year-old daughter.
Court Commissioner Meagan Foley set his bail at $100,000, and said that if Hekard is released pending trial, he’s not to drive.
Heckart has epilepsy, and had been told by his doctor not to drive, according to charging papers.
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Pierce County prosecutors said he tried to pass another car in the 1800 block of East Valley Highway and crossed into the oncoming lane, hitting the womens’ vehicle head-on.
He was unconscious when officers arrived, and likely had suffered an epileptic seizure, according to charging papers.
Court records did not list his attorney.