Washington state man sentenced to 11 years for fatal crash
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for causing a car accident that killed a 16-year-old Oregon girl.
The Olympian reported Tuesday that 40-year-old David W. Willis Jr. of Poulsbo pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and felony DUI last month.
A superior court judge sentenced Willis Tuesday based on a plea deal he struck with prosecutors.
Authorities say Natalya Martinez of Hermiston, Oregon, and her family were traveling in two cars Feb. 2 when she pulled to the shoulder on Interstate 5 in Olympia due to a flat tire.
She was waiting for a tow truck when Willis drove into the back of her car.
Police say Willis told detectives he was on several prescription pain medications and had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.
Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com