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Vehicular homicide case postponed

Wed., April 28, 2010

Prosecutors are waiting until the end of the school year to file vehicular homicide charges against two teens involved in a crash that killed a 19-year-old Spokane woman, Spokane County Sheriff’s Detective Dave Thornburg said Tuesday.

Thornburg sent a recommendation on the charges against Brooke A. Reese and Taylor D. Marean, both 18, on April 5. The teens were said to be racing when their cars collided on southbound Hatch Road near 54th Avenue early Feb. 14, killing Jacoby N. Bryant, 19.

Marean is a student at the University of Washington, and prosecutors are allowing him to finish the term before he’s arraigned on the felony charge, Thornburg said.

Reese faces a possible drug possession charge after detectives found meth in her purse in her 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. Thornburg’s recommendation also includes two counts of minor in possession/ consumption of alcohol against Reese and Marean.

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