A woman who allegedly caused a deadly car crash in Washington state has escaped to China, according to police. The suspect, Ting Ye, 26, is accused of driving a Porsche at more than 100 mph (161 kph) and killing her passenger, Yabao Liu, 27, on September 30.
The crash occurred around 3:45 a.m. on 112th Avenue Northeast near Highway 520 in Bellevue, a city near Seattle. Ting Ye was driving a 2020 Porsche 911 with Liu as her passenger. Video footage from traffic cameras shows the white sports car speeding through several intersections before hitting a cement barricade and going airborne. The car landed upside down, trapping both occupants inside.
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It took about 45 minutes for someone to notice the wrecked car and call 911. When first responders arrived, they found Liu dead at the scene, and Ye injured. They also smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Ye, according to court documents. Ting Ye was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where she refused to cooperate with investigators.
Police said they were not notified by the hospital when Ye was discharged on October 6. They also said it took time to determine who was driving the car and to gather enough evidence to file charges. By the time they issued a warrant for Ye’s arrest on October 9, she had already left the country.
Ye reportedly crossed the border into Vancouver, Canada, with the help of an acquaintance, and took a flight to China on October 9. Police said they believe she fled to avoid prosecution for vehicular manslaughter, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 13 years in prison.
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On October 23, a judge issued a bench warrant for Ye’s arrest when she did not appear for her arraignment. Police said they are working with federal and international authorities to locate and deport Ye.
The crash and the escape have sparked outrage and grief among the families and friends of the victim and the suspect. Liu’s family said they are devastated by the loss of their son, who was a software engineer and a graduate of the University of Washington. They said they hoped Ye would be brought to justice and face the consequences of her actions.
Ye’s family said they are shocked and saddened by the incident and the allegations against their daughter, who was a student at Bellevue College and had plans to transfer to the University of Washington. They said they did not know why she left the country and had not been in contact with her since the crash.
The case has also raised questions about the accountability and responsibility of foreign nationals who commit crimes in the US and then flee to their home countries. Police said they are frustrated by the lack of cooperation from the Chinese government, which does not have an extradition treaty with the US. They said they hoped to find a way to bring Ye back to face trial.