Man arrested on vehicular homicide charges in crash near Lacey

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THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. —

Thurston County deputies arrested a man on vehicular homicide charges after a fatal crash near Lacey.

The crash occurred in the 7600 block of Thru Lake Drive Southeast in the Sunwood Lakes Development southeast of Lacey at 8:25 p.m. Monday.

The 49-year-old victim, who was a front seat passenger in the 1994 Jeep, was from Lacey.

Cughan, 36, is suspected of DUI and arrested at 11:30 p.m. He was booked into the Thurston County Jail after he was treated at Providence St. Peter Hospital.

His blood alcohol content results are pending.  The samples have been sent to the state toxicology lab. 

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