- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle woman charged with vehicular homicide is accused of changing her cellphone records in an attempt to cover up the fact that she was talking on the phone at the time of the crash.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/1InbYNB ) that 37-year-old Deka Hirsi is accused of speeding through an intersection in February 2014 and striking and killing 78-year-old Tze Kiu Ng. She was charged last week.

Prosecutors say she turned over her cellphones after the crash, but detectives found they had been doctored.

Washington laws texting or talking on a handheld cellphone while operating a moving vehicle.

It took nearly two years to file charges in the case because Seattle police detectives had to first obtain Hirsi’s cellphone records along with data from nearby cellphone towers



___

Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide