Driver in deadly Delridge rollover charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment

July 31, 2013 at 4:35 pm | In Crime, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

43-year-old William Kelly Edmon is now charged with vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment in connection with last Saturday night’s deadly crash at Delridge and Kenyon. Prosecutors say he was allegedly under the influence while driving the 1988 Chevy S-10 truck that ran a red light at a witness-estimated 50-60 mph, collided with a Honda CR-V, and rolled over, ejecting 43-year-old Michael Fisher, who had been riding in the back of the pickup, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were hurt in the crash, as we reported Saturday night; one was the CR-V’s 55-year-old driver, the other a 40-year-old riding in the pickup’s passenger seat.

Edmon’s bail remains set at $1 million, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, which says his arraignment is set for August 14th. As noted in our Monday followup, Edmon has a record including DUI arrests. More details when we get the full paperwork on this shortly.

ADDED 5:31 PM: The court documents say the bail request is because Edmon is considered a “grave danger to the community and a flight risk.” His record includes 13 instances of driving with a suspended license, dating back to 1990; he was convicted of DUI in 1998 and 2010, with an amended DUI in 2007; other cases listed on the court documents include inattentive driving, ignition-interlock violation, reckless driving, property destruction, harassment, hit-and-run, malicious mischief, and several “failure to appear” charges along the way. Regarding the license suspension, the charging document says, “The defendant’s privilege to drive has been suspended for quite some time.”

5 Comments

  1. Wow, that is quite the rapsheet.

    Comment by Greta — 6:38 pm July 31, 2013 #

  2. Okay, I have to admit, this is an appropriate amount of bail. Now if some other judge doesn’t reduce it, I will be happy.
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    Obviously doesn’t give a hoot about society since he never lives up to his obligations: no license, hit and runs, and failure to appear. We should keep him separated from the rest of us.
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    Truly a waste. We will pay if he is in or out of jail.

    Comment by Eric1 — 7:24 pm July 31, 2013 #

  3. Lock him up and throw away the key. He obviously has not learned anything from his previous arrests. It is a shame that it took the death of someone to hopefully get this idiot off the road for good.

    Comment by Delridge Mom — 8:49 pm July 31, 2013 #

  4. Drivers license has been ‘suspended’ for quite some time? His license should have been revoked long ago since he has proved he cannot responsibly drive a motor vehicle. And why is it not revoked entirely now? Even after killing someone and injuring another?

    Comment by Al — 4:47 am August 1, 2013 #

  5. I’m now even more shocked at the reaction of the friend in the aftermath of this accident. What did you expect when you got in the car with this type of person, under the influence and driving at that high of speed? How could you be shocked? What a disgrace to our Community this guy is. He needs to go away for a very long time.

    Comment by DelridgeNotForLong — 7:54 am August 2, 2013 #

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