Driver arrested on vehicular homicide charge after fatal collision with motorcycle in Spokane Valley

Newly released court documents show the woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist in Spokane Valley last week had a blood-alcohol level of .201 and had just dropped her child off at school. 

According to court documents, Elizabeth L. Turner Murphy had just dropped her child off at school when she was trying to cross Pines on Grace and hit a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist died as a result of their injuries. 

Troopers say Turner-Murphy told investigators she had not consumed any alcohol on the morning of the crash. Turner-Murphy agreed to field sobriety tests, which Troopers say she fail. Troopers administered two PBT tests, the first result came back as a .201 and the second was a .172. 

Turner-Murphy was arrested on a charge of vehicular homicide. A search of the Spokane County Jail inmate roster shows she has been released. 

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