- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The driver of pickup truck that crashed into a taxi minivan early Tuesday killing a pregnant passenger has been charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says 48-year-old Anderson Hamilton of Puyallup was under the influence of drugs at the time of the head-on collision on Highway 167 east of Tacoma.

The crash killed 34-year-old Shanna Huttenstine of Tacoma. Her fiance and the taxi driver were injured.

Police found injection needles and what appeared to be marijuana in the truck driver’s pockets. He refused a field sobriety tests but troopers said he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Hamilton was scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday afternoon in Tacoma.

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