Skateboard pro Cory Kennedy charged in Vashon Island pile-up that killed videographer

February 9, 2018 - skateboarding

Professional skateboarder Cory Kennedy has been charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular attack and forward pushing for a pile-up on Vashon Island final year that killed 45-year-old Preston Maigetter.

Maigetter, a obvious and beloved videographer who was famous as P-Stone in a skateboarding community, was killed when Kennedy, who was allegedly pushing while underneath a change of intoxicants, crashed into dual vast trees on Aug. 30, according to papers filed in King County Superior Court final week.

Prosecutors lay Kennedy “was speeding during highway speeds and unsuccessful to negotiate a curve” during Thorson Road Southwest where a posted speed extent is 15 mph.

Kennedy is a Vashon Island proprietor and was informed with a road, a bend and a speed limit, prosecutors say.

There was never a male with a some-more certain opinion on positively everything. Even a shitty stuff. He incited belligerent turn into a sweetmeat and done comfortable drink not that bad. You will always be with us, Big Dog. This is only too tragic. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all a lives he overwhelmed all over a world. Rest in Peace P-Stone

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According to a charging documents, Kennedy, Maigetter and another passenger, Allan Wade, had been bowling during West Seattle Bowl, where they reportedly had been sharpened skateboarding videos progressing in a day.

The 3 friends had returned to a island together and stopped during a Red Bicycle Bistro before streamer toward Maigetter’s residence when a pile-up occurred during 10:14 p.m., prosecutors say.

Prosecutors pronounced Kennedy certified he had been speeding and told detectives he had consumed a singular alcoholic libation hours before a deadly wreck.

However, his blood pull indicated that “impairing substances might have played a purpose in a crash,” prosecutors say. A unstable exhale exam taken during a stage of a collision showed an ethanol turn of .10, that is aloft than a state’s authorised limit, and a blood pull taken 3 hours after showed an ethanol calm of .09 and “past signs of pot consumption,” prosecutors say.

Wade, who was in a behind chair of a Audi Quattro, suffered a damaged toe, prosecutors allege.

Kennedy, 27, has no prior rapist history, though prosecutors contend he “cannot seem to expostulate safely” and has mixed speeding tickets.

He was charged on Feb. 1 and a aver was released for his detain a day later.

His prosecution is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in King County Superior Court. Prosecutors contend they will ask a decider to set bail during $75,000 and ask Kennedy to relinquish his passport.

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