Federal Way man charged with vehicular homicide in fatal crash

A Federal Way man was charged with vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a Tacoma man on Monday night.

Jeffrey Waterfall, 56, who police say was driving drunk, drove his Ford Mustang into a power pole at approximately 11:16 p.m. in the 28900 block of Redondo Way South, according to the Federal Way police report.

The crash killed 52-year-old Kurtis D. Nevin of Tacoma, who was a passenger in Waterfall’s vehicle, the police report continues. He died at the scene.

Waterfall was transported to Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Blood testing showed he had a blood-alcohol content of .232, according to charging documents filed in King County District Court.

Waterfall was booked into SCORE (South Correctional Entity). He has a prior DUI conviction in 1979.

Puget Sound Energy workers responded to the accident scene to replace the power pole, which the crash knocked off the base, the charges continue.


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