Crime

Teen accused of street racing arraigned in death of Frederickson motorcyclist

A man suspect of causing a fatal wreck while street racing was arraigned Monday.

Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of 18-year-old Jovell Swayzer for one count of vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run.

Retired Judge Rosanne Buckner, filling in on a temporary basis, set bail at $25,000.

Rollin Gray, 61 of Frederickson, died after the April 19 wreck.

Pierce County prosecutors allege Swayzer was racing a schoolmate in the 3100 block of 182nd Street East when Swayzer cut in front of the other teenager, who lost control and hit Gray’s motorcycle.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell

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