SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.—The Eastern Washington University student who was behind the wheel during a deadly Colfax crash could face vehicular homicide charges according to recently filed court documents.
Investigation records in the vehicular homicide probe say 21-year-old Erica Polito Moss was drinking in a Pullman bar in the early morning hours of Feb. 21. The documents stated that her blood alcohol content registered a 0.081, which is above the legal threshold to drive.
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Shortly before 5:00 a.m., her small car slid on what investigators say may have been black ice on state Highway 195. The car collided with a semi-truck pulling two trailers.
Two of the women, also EWU students, in the vehicle were killed in the crash. The victims, Nancy Zepeda Zarate and Ashley Gonzalez, were both 21. Both victims were not wearing seatbelts while riding in the 1999 Volkswagen Jetta according to authorities.
The surviving passenger told investigators that she did not believe Mosso was drunk.