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Federal Way man pleads not guilty in fatal DUI crash

A Federal Way man accused of being intoxicated in a crash that killed a man last month pleaded not guilty in King County Superior Court on Jan. 9.

Jeffrey Lowell Waterfall, 56, was charged with vehicular homicide after he drove his Ford Mustang into a power pole on Dec. 23, 2013 in the 28900 block of Redondo Way South.

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

Blood testing showed Waterfall had a blood-alcohol content of .232, according to charging documents.

Waterfall is in the SCORE jail on a $600,000 bond. He has a prior DUI conviction in 1979.

Waterfall’s next court hearing is set for Jan. 22.

 

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