Teen charged in New Year's fatal crash

SEATTLE (AP) - King County prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old North Bend man with felony hit and run in a New Year's morning crash that killed a 57-year-old woman.

Cody Eads was charged Wednesday in the death of Lucinda Pieczatkowski of North Bend. She had been walking alone on an area road when she was hit.

Prosecutors allege the young man had been drinking at a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house and decided to leave after an argument with his girlfriend.

In court papers, prosecutors say Eads hit the woman with his pickup truck but did not help her, driving home instead. Her body was found in a ditch a few hours later.

A lawyer for the Eads family contacted the King County sheriff's office the next day and told officers where to find the truck.

Prosecutor's spokesman Dan Donohoe said Eads' arraignment is scheduled Aug. 21.


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