Driver Charged with Dragging Victim Lodged in Windshield


Seattle -- A Washington man is accused of hitting a man with his car, driving four blocks with him lodged in the windshield, then dumping the man in the street and driving away. Twenty-nine-year-old Troy Hagen of Olympia has been charged with vehicular homicide and hit-and-run.

Court papers alleged Hagen was driving high on methamphetamine at the time. The victim had just left a nightclub and was standing by a parked car, talking with passengers when he was hit early last Sunday.

The force threw Walter High on the hood of Hagen's car and propelled him headfirst through the windshield.

The documents said Hagen drove for more than four blocks before stopping. He allegedly removed High's body and left it in the street, then drove another eleven blocks before calling police to report the accident. Hagen says he drove away to get a better cell phone signal.

In a similar case in Texas, Chante Mallard was sentenced to 50 years in prison for striking a homeless man with her car and leaving him lodged in the windshield to die.