Unlicensed driver charged in connection to fatal Tacoma crash
Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 1:45 pm
TACOMA, WA – Prosecutors in Pierce County have charged the individual responsible for a fatal collision in late September.
According to The Tacoma News Tribune, 19-year-old Vave Patea was responsible for a Sept. 29th collision near the intersection of 7th Street and Madison Street that killed one man and seriously injured another.
Prosecutors say 45-year-old Raymond Herndon was killed when Patea’s 2015 Dodge truck crashed into his vehicle. Herndon’s 60-year-old passenger was hospitalized following the crash.
Patea was unlicensed when the accident occurred. He is facing charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and reckless endangerment.
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