A Seattle man has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in connection with a crash that killed a bicyclist in Ravenna on June 28, 2015.
A Seattle man pleaded guilty Monday to vehicular homicide (DUI) in connection with a crash that killed a bicyclist in Ravenna on June 28, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
McQuinn, who lives with his parents in Mount Baker, was arrested at the scene.
Hulslander, 45, was struck and killed as he was riding his bicycle from his work in Wallingford to his home in Lake Forest Park, charging papers say. Hulslander was wearing a brightly colored cycling jersey and his bike was equipped with a red, flashing taillight, according to the papers.
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Hulslander was stopped at a red light facing east on Northeast 65th Street at 15th Avenue Northeast just after 11 p.m., the papers say. When the light turned green, he proceeded to ride through the intersection — and the front bumper of McQuinn’s Subaru struck the rear wheel of Hulslander’s bike, say the charges.
Hulslander struck the windshield of the Subaru, then went over the vehicle, landing on the pavement about 90 feet from the collision, according to the charges.
Medics performed CPR on Hulslander at the scene, but he died shortly after arriving at Harborview Medical Center, the charges say.
Witnesses estimated McQuinn was driving 40 to 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. McQuinn pulled over after hitting Hulslander, the papers say. Two witnesses approached him and later told officers they could smell alcohol on his breath, according to the charges.
One described McQuinn as “stunned and stupefied,” the papers say.
Police say McQuinn showed obvious signs of impairment and told an officer he had drunk four beers and taken Adderall, a drug he takes daily for attention-deficit disorder, before the crash.
McQuinn faces a sentence range of 78 to 102 months when he is sentenced on Jan. 8.