- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - A 23-year-old man accused of driving drunk on New Year’s Eve in Seattle and crashing into a motorcyclist, who died days later from his injuries, is facing vehicular homicide and hit-and-run charges.

The Seattle Times reports (https://bit.ly/2iDNJ6r ) that James Krogh is expected to be arraigned on the charges Thursday.

Court documents say Krogh rear-ended a vehicle driven by a 57-year-old woman, left the crash site and then rear-ended a motorcycle three blocks away. Police say Krogh sped off and struck a utility pole, disabling his vehicle.

Authorities say Krogh then called 911 and told a dispatcher he crashed into the motorcyclist, who was identified as 22-year-old Athen Nguyen. The victim died Jan. 2 at a hospital.

No other injuries were reported.

Krogh has no previous criminal history.

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