Woman faces reckless homicide charge in fatal pedestrian crash in eastern Washington in April | criminality


Police dispatched to a fatal vehicle-pedestrian crash around 9:40 p.m. on April 3 spoke to Cardenas, who said she was heading east on East Washington Avenue in the center lane, and when crossed the Mendota Street crosswalk, she heard something hit her vehicle.

She said she tried to stop and once she could she ran towards Mendota Street.

Three days later, Cardenas told police that at the time of impact she closed her eyes and applied her brakes, and when she opened her eyes she saw a broken hole in her windscreen. breeze but wasn’t sure what had happened.

Taylor was determined to have died from blunt injuries to the head, torso and extremities.

In a related unsealed search warrant last month, Cardenas told police she worked as a delivery person for DoorDash, the online food delivery service, and was headed for another delivery at Denny’s, 1789 Thierer Road, about two blocks from the crash site. .


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