A Renton man who was paralyzed in a car crash that killed one passenger in his car and injured another has officially been charged with vehicular homicide. According to police reports, 28-year-old Sirray L. Jackson was driving southbound on Interstate 5 with three friends at approximately 4 a.m. Driving at over 70 m.p.h., Jackson began exiting the freeway at Union Street in Seattle and crashed his Dodge Magnum into a guard rail.
Upon impact with the rail, the car flipped and one passenger, Gojo Tsegai, was partially ejected. Tsegai died of severe head trauma at the scene of the crash, and another passenger sustained broken ribs. Jackson sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and spinal injuries and has been a quadriplegic since the crash.
Jackson’s blood alcohol level was reportedly .18, more than twice the legal intoxication limit, and the man had already been charged with drunk driving in a separate incident. He has not been jailed for the crash because of the extent of his injuries.
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