CENTRALIA RESIDENT DIES IN SEATTLE COLLISION
• A 23-year-old Centralia woman, Andrea Dickey, was killed last night in a multiple vehicle wreck in Seattle that led to the arrest of two drivers for vehicular homicide, and is believed to have been sparked by road rage, according to The Associated Press and Kirotv.com. Troopers responding about 10:35 p.m. to the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Boeing Access Road report the passenger of a blue Neon was dead at the scene. The Neon and a Chevrolet HHR were involved in a serious of events that led to the driver of the HHR suddenly applying his brakes, according to the Washington State Patrol. The driver of the Neon was unable to stop and struck the rear of the HHR, the state patrol reports. A third vehicle, an Infiniti G35, struck the rear of the Neon, according to the state patrol. The drivers of the Neon and the HHR were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and troopers suspect both were impaired by alcohol, according to the patrol. The Seattle Times reports the 21-year-old male driver of the Neon and the 30-year-old male driver of the SUV were both arrested for vehicular homicide and warrants obtained for blood alcohol.
• Centralia police were called about 9:25 a.m. yesterday about a vehicle prowl at Marsh and Chestnut streets. A cell phone was taken, according to the Centralia Police Department.
• A 15-year-old girl was arrested late yesterday afternoon for misdemeanor possession of marijuana at the 2800 block of Borst Avenue in Centralia. The teen was issued her citation and then released, according to the Centralia Police Department.
POLICE: DRIVE SAFE PLEASE
• Centralia police are strongly encouraging voluntary compliance with traffic laws, noting that distracted driving puts motorists and others at risk of injury or death. The message to the public comes as the Centralia Police Department earlier this week announced emphasis patrol have begun and will continue throughout the summer. “The reason for this emphasis is to slow drivers down and to keep them aware of their driving habits and surroundings,” Sgt. Stacy Denham writes. Officers will focus not only on texting or using cell phones while driving, but also on speed, seat belt use, failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and driving under the influence, according to Denham.
• And as usual, other incidents such as arrests for warrants, trespassing, protection order violation, driving with suspended license; responses for alarm, disputes, suspicious person, parking lot hit and run, misdemeanor theft, misdemeanor assault, collisions on city streets … and more.