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Homicide charges filed in meth-fueled wreck

fatal car crash 09-12-13SEATTLE — Vehicular homicide and reckless driving charges were filed Thursday against the man accused in a deadly meth-fueled wreck on I-405 in Bellevue.

According to court documents, Samuel Sampson was weaving around traffic and hitting speeds of more than 120 mph when his car slammed into another car driven by Ian Beckford. Beckford, 22, was killed in the Sept. 12 crash.

Sampson’s wife, who was a passenger in the car, was hurt in the wreck.

Sampson, 27, remains in jail with bail set at $1 million. He will be arraigned Sept. 30 at the King County Courthouse.

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2 comments

  • Xuven

    I personally don't care what or how much of any substance that a person puts in their owne body, solong as they don't hurt anyone else as a result of doing so…. Also one of the big problems can be if someone try's to get help, the cops try and make it their busness, when illegal drugs are involved…. I believe that when a first offender is caught (solong as no one was hurt) they should first be offered treatment … If the refuse or wash out then its go to jail…and that should include celebrities they should not get the dozens of chances that they do…. Of corse making them work true community service ( not stand in front of a camera and record PSA) stuff like refuse cleanup soup kitchens …working where they actually have to enter act with people is a bigger punishment than jail (for most of them)