Updated on: 2/17/2020
A truck collided with a motorcycle head on, killing the rider, while attempting to pass another vehicle on Newberg Road at 3:30 am Friday morning.
The 44-year-old driver of the truck was later evaluated by an officer and found to have alcohol in his system.
When questioned the sheriff’s office spokesperson who spoke with The Seattle Times stated she could not say for sure if passing was allowed at all in this location.
The rider, an approximately 30-year-old male who has yet to be named, died at the scene, according to law enforcement.
Drunk Driving and Wrongful Death.The truck driver was booked into country jail for suspicion of vehicular homicide, meaning that given the information available at this time, it would appear he was the at-fault driver.
When a driver faces criminal charges after an accident, the criminal investigation gathers a lot of information that can be important to determining fault. However, crash victims will often need additional information to prove their case in a civil court or to reach a settlement agreement with insurance companies to prove the total spectrum of losses involved in the case, as well as ensure they can prove civil liability.
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