WA man sentenced to 4 years in fatal crash



VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Evidence in a fatal southwest Washington crash indicates a young Woodland man was driving 80 mph when he lost control and crashed head-on into a car driven by a 76-year-old man, who was killed.

Tyler Peabody pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in the Aug. 17, 2011, collision. The Columbian reports (http://is.gd/2v21An ) that he was sentenced to four years in prison.

Peabody admitted he had been drinking.

Killed was Roy Thorp of Vancouver. Thorp’s passenger, Constance Jones, was seriously injured, as was a passenger in Peabody’s car.


Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com