Seattle driver who struck protester Summer Taylor charged with three felonies

Jul 9 2020, 10:44 am

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.

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.

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