Prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old Toppenish lady with vehicular murder and vehicular assault after Washington State Patrol troopers say she hit a flagger at a freeway work web site in Might.
Jada J. Gibson is predicted to be arraigned in Yakima County Superior Court docket Tuesday, when she is going to enter a plea to the fees. She is presently being held in lieu of $1 million bail within the Yakima County jail.
Stewart was standing outdoors the passenger door of a dump truck on the web site when Gibson’s Volkswagen Passat struck the correct rear of the truck, going up the passenger facet and hitting Stewart earlier than hitting a Ford Ranger pickup and coming to relaxation within the southbound lanes, in keeping with courtroom paperwork.
Troopers mentioned Stewart died on the scene, and two of the folks driving in Gibson’s automobile had been injured.
Gibson failed area sobriety exams and a preliminary breath check confirmed her blood alcohol content material was 0.272, greater than thrice the state restrict of 0.08, in keeping with courtroom paperwork. A State Patrol drug-recognition skilled mentioned Gibson’s eyes had been bloodshot and watery, she smelled of alcohol, her speech was closely slurred and she or he couldn’t stroll straight, courtroom paperwork mentioned.