SEATTLE — Prosecutors have charged a 37-year-old man with vehicular homicide in the death of an elderly, legally blind pedestrian near Northgate Mall. Police say the driver was looking at his cell phone GPS at the time.
Charging documents filed this week in King County Superior Court say Scott Caudel of Seattle is accused of killing 91-year-old Grant Meyers last June 10. Court papers say Meyers was near a crosswalk when he was struck. He died two days after the crash.
Court documents say Caudel told police that he was lost on his way to the mall and was looking at his cell phone GPS when the crash occurred. Police say the driver slammed on his brakes when he looked up and saw the elderly man, causing “all four tires to lock up and skid.”
Information from: The Seattle Times, www.seattletimes.com