Driver in fatal Mason County crash faces charges

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 2 at 6:16 PM

The driver in a suspected DUI crash in Mason County that killed two people over the weekend has been arrested and will be charged with vehicular homicide.

Seven people were in a pickup that crashed into a tree early sunday morning.
 
Police think the driver was under the influence of alcohol and-or marijuana.

David Dudley, 19, and his girlfriend, Alena Pepi, 18, were riding in the truck’s bed and were thrown into the woods off a forest road. They died at the scene.
 
The four other people in the truck had non-life threatening injuries.
 
The two victims graduated from Bremerton High School last year. Crisis counselors were on campus on Monday.

Student Rhyan Magbanua, who knows most of the people in the truck,  said the crash is the best anti-drunk driving lesson students can learn.

"You’re still developing life… like you still have to explore life. You wouldn’t want to be in jail more than ten year over something stupid," he said.

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