SEATTLE, WA – The woman accused of causing the Aurora Avenue crash was charged with vehicular homicide. The hit-and-run crash left two people dead. Importantly, the woman behind the Aurora Avenue crash was high on meth at the time.
Apart from this, police arrested 23-year-old Radalyn King after police found her driving erratically. She drove up to 80mph. Then, crashed into four people walking near the Aurora Bridge.
According to police, King tried to flee. However, witnesses quickly pointed her out. While officers arrested her, King was laughing and talking incoherently.
During questioning, King fessed up to closing her eyes and purposefully causing the crash. Authorities believe she was high on methamphetamine at the time. Not to mention, King has a long history with drug abuse, specifically “Molly.”
Police Identified the Victims of the Aurora Avenue Crash
They are 28-year-old Rebecca Richman and her brother Michael Richman, 26. Both were struck by King’s vehicle and rushed to the hospital. However, neither survived the incident.
In addition, Rebecca’s boyfriend and father were also in the car. However, they sustained injuries. Since then, her boyfriend has been released. But her father remains in the hospital and is being treated for severe injuries.
As a result, King now faces two counts of vehicular homicide and reckless driving, along with a felony hit-and-run.
King has no known criminal history. However, according to King’s family, she has a problem using drugs. Additionally, it is believed that King was house hopping and living out of her car. Furthermore, it is unknown whether King had a job, as she has no known source of income.
A toxicology report on King’s blood will determine what drugs may have been in her system at the time of the crash. Police are awaiting the results from the Washington State Patrol laboratory.
We at Seattle Car Shipping feel deeply for the Richman family for their loss. Incidents like this are both a tragedy and a sobering reminder of how dangerous the road can be.