Pierce County prosecutors Tuesday charged a man who flipped his car in November and hit a tree in Lakebay, killing his passenger.
Charles Hall IV, 27, is to be arraigned Feb. 28 on a charge of vehicular homicide in the Nov. 29 death of Jacob Reinhart.
Investigators believe Hall was under the influence and speeding when he lost control of his 1991 Chevrolet Camaro going around a curve in the 2700 block of Jackson Lake Road KPN.
The car crossed into southbound lanes, flipped and hit a tree. Reinhart, a 27-year-old carpenter who had a young son, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Charles admitted he had consumed alcohol and taken steroids while working out prior to driving,” according to charging papers.
Hall’s blood-alcohol content was 0.13, more than the 0.08 legal limit, records show.
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