Police: Man high on pot killed Beaverton woman in crash

THURSTON, Wash. -- Police say the driver who crashed into a Beaverton woman's car and killed her, along Interstate 5 Saturday morning, was high on marijuana.

The woman, later identified as 43-year-old Jennifer Barry, was driving a Volkswagen Jetta north on I-5 at 5:39 a.m. when a car that was also traveling north changed lanes and collided with the her car, according to Washington State Patrol.

Barry's car spun out and rolled into a ditch on the right shoulder, WSP said.

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The other car, a Chrysler 300 driven by Patrick Martin, 26, of Seattle, came to a stop on the freeway. Martin was not injured but a passenger in his car was taken to St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, according to WSP.

On Monday, Martin was charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of marijuana. His bail was set at $30,000.

Investigators said Martin was speeding over 100 mph when he struck Barry's Jetta.

Court documents state that Martin told troopers he had fallen asleep while driving. But troopers smelled marijuana on Martin and conducted an evaluation, which revealed he had been under the influence.

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