Skateboarding star charged with vehicular carnage in lethal Vashon Is. crash

February 9, 2018 - skateboarding

SEATTLE – Vehicular carnage and attack charges have been filed opposite a obvious veteran skateboarder who crashed a automobile and killed a passenger while allegedly pushing dipsomaniac and speeding final summer on Vashon Island, justice papers reveal.

The skateboarder, Cory J. Kennedy, 27, was charged in King County Superior Court months after a Aug. 30, 2017, pile-up that killed 45-year-old Preston Maigetter, a well-respected skateboarding videographer.

Another newcomer in a car, 26-year-old Allan Wade, was harmed in a pile-up and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Kennedy himself was uninjured.

According to justice documents, a pile-up happened during about 10 p.m. as Kennedy was pushing Maigetter to his home on Vashon Island after they had all left bowling in West Seattle.

Kennedy was pushing during highway speed as he approached a bend on an island highway where a speed extent is 15 mph, justice files say. The automobile slid off a road, over a sand area and slammed into dual vast trees. The automobile strike a initial tree handbill on a front newcomer doorway where Maigetter was sitting, murdering him now and injuring Wade, justice papers show.

Police arrived on stage and found several dull cans of splash in a behind chair of a car, according to a box file.

Kennedy told military he usually had one splash hours earlier, though a unstable exhale exam showed he had a blood-alcohol turn of some-more than .10, that is aloft than a authorised extent of .08 and unsuitable with usually one splash hours before a crash. Tests also showed Kennedy had past signs of pot consumption, a justice record says.

Kennedy did acknowledge he had been speeding, justice annals show.

According to justice documents, Kennedy was expelled from jail on his possess recognizance after a crash. He has internal ties and was staying with friends on Vashon Island during a time of a crash, though now reportedly lives in Southern California. Kennedy has seemed in many skateboarding videos, had several sponsors and is famous for wily skateboarding moves.

He has been systematic to seem during a King County Superior Court conference on Feb. 14 for his arraignment.

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