Friday, May 30, 2008

Driver charged with vehicular homicide


A 26-year-old Redmond man was legally drunk when his vehicle struck a motorcycle on state Route 202 on Monday, killing its rider, King County prosecutors said.

Prosecutors charged Kyle Dalan on Thursday with vehicular homicide. They said he only recently had his driver's license reinstated, on a probationary basis, after a 2006 drunken driving conviction.

Dalan's Geo Tracker drifted across the center line near Fall City on Monday afternoon, crashing into Mark Stolle's motorcycle. Investigators say the 74-year-old Samammish man, who tried to get out of the vehicle's path, died within minutes.

Dalan told police he'd been trying to adjust furniture he was transporting and didn't realize his vehicle had crossed into oncoming traffic, according to court documents.

Dalan remained in the King County Jail Thursday on $250,000 bail.

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