Suspect was driving 107 mph when he hit, killed a Washington State Patrol trooper, documents say

Charging documents say Raul Benitez-Santana was speeding on the shoulder of the highway when he struck Trooper Chris Gadd’s patrol car.

EVERETT, Wash. — The man accused of hitting and killing Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Gadd pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault with reckless driving and driving under the influence enhancements.

The judge ordered 32-year-old Raul Benitez-Santana to be held in jail on $1 million dollars bail. Police said in the early morning hours of March 2, Raul Benitez-Santana crashed into Gadd’s parked patrol vehicle on the side of I-5 near Marysville.

Charging documents said he was speeding on the

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