Driver in double fatal crash charged with vehicular homicide

SEATTLE (AP) — A 23-year-old woman was charged Wednesday in connection with a fatal crash in which prosecutors say while high on methamphetamine she lost control of her speeding car in Seattle and hit a family.

The Seattle Times reports Radalyn King faces charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, hit-and-run, and reckless driving. Jail records show her bail was set at $500,000. It wasn't immediately known if she has a lawyer.

Rebecca Richman, 28, died at the scene Friday on Aurora Avenue North. Her brother, 26-year-old Michael Richman, died in the emergency room at Harborview Medical Center, the charges say. Their 63-year-old father’s injuries include a broken leg, broken pelvis, broken ribs and a punctured lung. He’s undergone two surgeries and his prognosis is “guarded,” according to the charges.

Rebecca Richman’s boyfriend was with the trio and suffered minor injuries.

Charging papers say King crashed a Nissan Sentra into the group and rolled across lanes of traffic. After witnesses peeled back King’s windshield to help her escape the mangled car, she fled, the charges say.

Followed by a witness, King was arrested north of the crash site. Prosecutors say she showed signs of impairment and her answers to questions were nonsensical.