12179329_916357055086970_1667546397_n [caption id="attachment_92040" align="aligncenter" width="490"]12178062_916357068420302_1931472256_n The white balls on the road serve as evidence markers.[/caption]

Photos courtesy Joey Hopps Gerretsen.

Manoj Siwakoti, a 20-year old Kent man accused of causing a deadly crash in Burien on Oct. 24, told police he was distracted by a GPS unit mounted to his windshield when he drove through a red light. Siwakoti has been charged with vehicular homicide for the death of Lilliam Portillo, a 41-year-old mother, according to the Seattle P-I. As we previously reported, Siwakoti rammed into the driver’s side of a Toyota Corolla driven by Portillo, killing her and injuring her 10-year old son. The tragic, two-car collision happened on eastbound SR 518 at the intersection of SR 509 shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Police say that Portillo pulled into the intersection as the light turned green, then that Siwakoti’s Nissan Rogue ran a red light and slammed into her car as she entered the intersection. The P-I says that Siwakoti claims that his GPS device told him to make a U-turn at that intersection. Read the P-I’s full story here.]]>