VANCOUVER -- A driver has been jailed for vehicular homicide in connection with a three-vehicle Clark County crash that killed a motorcyclist earlier this year, police said.
Investigators said Thursday that 34-year-old Tanya Leffler, of Amboy, was under the influence of drugs when she rear-ended the motorcycle, causing it to smash into a stopped pickup truck along Padden Parkway on April 14.
James Luden, 54, of Vancouver, was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.
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Leffler was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, police said. The driver of the truck, 58-year-old Robert Kenck of Vancouver, was not injured.
Leffler had been charged with involuntary manslaughter at the time of the crash. She was arrested Wednesday night and jailed for vehicular homicide.
Charges of DUII and driving with a suspended license were sent to the Clark County prosecutor, according to Sgt. Fred Neiman of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.