MADD president comes to town after deadly I-405 crash

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fatal car crash 09-12-13SEATTLE — Jan Withers, the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, is in Seattle Friday on the heels of a fatal crash believed to be caused by a driver high on methamphetamine.

Washington State Patrol investigators said the alleged impaired driver, Samuel C. Sampson. 27. of Woodinville,  is under arrest for investigation of vehicular homicide. He will be booked into the King County Jail after he is released from Overlake Hospital; the extent of his injuries is unknown.

Witnesses said the driver had been weaving through traffic on I-405 at SE 8th Street at speeds in excess of 100 mph in his Audi around 10 p.m. Thursday when he slammed into the rear of a BMW, causing it to roll several times before catching fire.

The BMW’s driver, Ian Riley Beckford,22, of Federal Way, died at the scene. The BMW and the Audi also hit two other cars, injuring three other people.  According to family attorney Eric Makus, Beckford had spent the day at Lake Sammamish and was heading home when he got hit.


Ian Beckford, 22, of Federal Way was killed in an accident on Interstate 405 on Sept. 12

Coming up on Q13 FOX News at 4 and 5 p.m. hear from Withers and Makus about this deadly crash and what can be done to keep our roads safe.

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