Vehicular homicide charge in Seattle fatality



SEATTLE (AP) — The King County prosecutor’s office filed vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment charges Wednesday against a 40-year-old Covington woman accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 and causing a crash that killed a passenger in her car.

Prosecutors say Maria Hill was under the influence of alcohol March 21 when she went the wrong way on a ramp at the I-90 interchange and collided with a pickup truck.

A passenger in her car, 33-year-old Valerie Renae Cartillar of Seattle, who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected through the windshield and killed. The pickup driver had minor injuries

Hill is free on $100,000 bail, awaiting arraignment on April 9 in King County Superior Court.