A man who drove through a crowd of protesters at Saturday’s Black Femme March on Interstate 5 has been charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, and reckless driving.
Dawit Kelete, 27, reportedly drove a Jaguar onto a closed freeway on July 4 around 1 am, killing 24-year old protester Summer Taylor and injuring 32-year-old Diaz Love.
Today the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed charges against Dawit Kelete for the crash that killed one person and seriously injured another the morning of July 4 on southbound Interstate 5 in Seattle. Full statement below: pic.twitter.com/V3sQk9eYsp
— King Co Prosecutor (@KCProsecutor) July 8, 2020
Prosecutors say the investigation is currently ongoing and being handled by the State Patrol and the FBI. Charges may be added or changed at a later date.
Kelele’s arraignment is scheduled for July 22, when he is expected to enter a plea.