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Kent Police continue to investigate car crash that killed driver's girlfriend

Kent Police are awaiting a toxicology report before forwarding a potential vehicular homicide charge against a 20-year-old Covington man to King County prosecutors.

Andrew Lucas Shock was driving his girlfriend's vehicle when it crashed Nov. 3 into a telephone pole in the 24800 block of 148th Avenue Southeast on the East Hill, according to the Kent Police.

Charissa Judkins, 21, of Edmonds, died from injuries suffered in the crash at the scene of the accident.

Shock suffered serious injuries. He remained Thursday in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Police continue to investigate the accident.

"We just performed the vehicle inspection and continue to contact related parties," said Kent Police Sgt. Robert Constant in an email. "We are awaiting the toxicology report (from the state crime lab) before we put everything together to forward to the King County prosecutor’s office."

Shock remains in a coma, Constant said. If Shock survives, a vehicular homicide charge is possible because of the death of Judkins.

The initial collision review noted extensive damage to the vehicle as well as the telephone pole, indicative of higher speeds in order to generate the necessary energy for such structural damage, Constant said.

An initial investigation by police showed Shock, driving southbound on 148th Avenue Southeast with Judkins in the front passenger seat, lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then careened across the roadway and on to the opposite shoulder where it smashed into a telephone pole at the front passenger door.

Speed and possible driver impairment were contributing factors to the accident. There was an odor of alcohol noted during the investigation, said Kent Police detective Melanie Frazier.


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