Man killed in Highway 18 collision

Story Highlights:
One dead in Seattle accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by reckless driving
At-fault drivers under investigation for vehicular homicide



Date: April 23, 2011, 04/23/2011
Location: Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One dead

A man was killed in a reckless driving collision on Route 18 near Seattle on Saturday evening.

According to Washington State Patrol, 36-year-old Trung Ngo was headed east on Highway 18 with his wide Cheuk Chann, when they were struck head-on by a Toyota Celica. The driver, 26-year-old Mine Her was driving recklessly with a Ford Probe driven by 39-year-old Frank Willing. Both cars lost control. Her struck the couple head-on in their SUV. Willing and his 10-year-old son, also crashed, rolling their vehicle on the shoulder.

Trung Ngo died from his injuries and his wife was treated at a hospital and later released. Her was injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. Willing and his son were both injured but not hospitalized.

Willing, who has a long criminal history, was booked into King County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide. Her is most likely going to be charged as well upon his release from the hospital. Both drivers are suspected of reckless driving.

Washington State Patrol is still investigating the accident and whether the drivers' knew each other, were racing, etc. Anyone who saw the accident or has additional information about the crash is encouraged to contact authorities.

Reckless Driving Penalty (See RCW 46.61.500 for more information)
Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving. Violation of the provisions of this section is a gross misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year and by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars.

Vehicular Homicide
(See RCW 46.61.520 for more information)
When the death of any person ensues within three years as a proximate result of injury proximately caused by the driving of any vehicle by any person, the driver is guilty of vehicular homicide if the driver was operating a motor vehicle:
(a) While under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug,
(b) In a reckless manner; or
(c) With disregard for the safety of others.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys

Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their heartfelt condolences for the family and friends of Trung Ngo and hope they can find a knowledgable wrongful death lawyer that will help settle their case and get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a tragic loss.If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We understand the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident. We are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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