LOCAL NEWS

Marysville man sentenced in death of a woman on I-5 shoulder

Dec 29, 2022, 10:06 AM | Updated: 10:14 am
death of a woman...
The accident happened three years ago around midnight on I-5. (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

A 28-year-old Everett man has been sentenced to almost three years in prison for the death of a woman on the side of Interstate 5.

The Everett Herald reports that Dakotah Allett was sentenced in a plea agreement of driving “with disregard for the safety of others.”

Second victim found in Christmas Day fire at south Everett home

Jane Costello, 57, was killed on Dec. 21, 2019, while she worked on her SUV on the shoulder of I-5 just north of Highway 526.

According to charging papers filed in Superior Court, Costello had run out of gas, and her battery was dead. She had texted a friend for help.

Allett was accused of veering off the highway and striking a car that hit Costello. Two others, who were helping Costello, were also injured in the accident, but not seriously.

A blood test later showed fentanyl and a small amount of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in Allett’s bloodstream.

Allett apologized to the victims for the crash in court Wednesday.

One person killed in fire at south Everett fourplex

“I didn’t mean to, and I know nothing I say can make their loved one come back or make them feel any better,” Allett said.

Under state sentencing guidelines, Allett faced between 26 and 34 months in prison. At sentencing, the prosecution and defense agreed to recommend the high end of that range.

Local News

The logo for OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, appears on a mobile phone, in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 31...
Associated Press

Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help detect if artificial intelligence wrote it
13 hours ago
lake stevens...
L.B. Gilbert

Case dismissed against Lake Stevens HS employee accused of sexual misconduct

A Lake Stevens School District employee is under arrest after being suspected of improper sexual contact with at least one child.
13 hours ago
bristol bay...
L.B. Gilbert

Bristol Bay salmon runs protected as EPA halts mine development

The EPA won a 12-year battle for a cleaner habitat by taking big steps to protect Bristol Bay salmon runs, the most productive in the world.
13 hours ago
flurries...
L.B. Gilbert

Snow flurries dust western WA but unlikely to continue

Temperatures dived low early this week, reminding Seattlites that despite any sunny weekend weather, it is still winter in the city.  
13 hours ago
This undated photo provided by the Grants Pass Police Department shows Benjamin Obadiah Foster. Fos...
Rio Yamat and Andrew Selsky, Associated Press

Oregon kidnap suspect previously released the day he arrived at prison

A man at the center of an intense police search in Oregon after a violent kidnapping last week was released from custody in October 2021 by Nevada prison officials on the same day he was transferred to the state's custody to serve a kidnapping sentence, authorities said Monday.
13 hours ago
TB...
Lisa Brooks

Tacoma woman with TB refuses treatment, health officials monitoring

A Tacoma woman has an active case of TB, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. She has declined medication.
13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

safety from crime...

As crime increases, our safety measures must too

It's easy to be accused of fearmongering regarding crime, but Seattle residents might have good reason to be concerned for their safety.
Comcast Ready for Business Fund...
Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSBA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.
SHIBA WA...

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Marysville man sentenced in death of a woman on I-5 shoulder