Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide Extradited to Pierce County

According to The News Tribune, a man charged with killing a Tacoma man in a car crash before fleeing the scene was brought back to Pierce County Wednesday to face charges.

Hoke was allegedly driving a friend’s 2012 Chevrolet Cruze when he hit Douglas Davis, a 57-year-old longtime Boeing employee, in his 1996 BMW coupe head-on at Waller Road and 46th Street East on March 3, 2014.

Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that Hoke staggered around the scene looking for his cellphone before walking away from the crash, leaving behind the car he was driving.  Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pierce County prosecutors have charged the Jason Hoke, a 32-year-old man from Longview, with vehicular homicide, failure to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in death, and third-degree driving on a suspended license.  Hoke is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

If you were injured or a family member suffered wrongful death in an accident, please consult the Law Offices of Daryl Graves, PLLP at (253) 217-4849