A Washington area man is now facing several charges after investigators say he caused a vehicle crash that killed a woman, while trying to “prove he was God.”
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 128th Street and Canyon in Puyallup.
Authorities say when they arrived to the scene, they encountered 31-year-old Pierce R.L Pearson and asked him how the collision occurred. According to the report, Pearson did not seem to notice that a collision had occurred replying “what collision?” Pearson then told authorities that he had been driving since Saturday and was going to visit his brother after getting out of prison. He then told authorities that during the drive, he “pressed on the gas pedal (Saturday) and got the vehicle up to 5000 RPM and hadn’t stopped since.”
Investigators say they believe Pearson was traveling at approximately 100 mph in a 35 mph zone when he collided with Fournier as she turned onto 128th Street. The collision caused Pearson’s car to flip and land on top of Fournier’s car.
“His vehicle went on top of the victim’s vehicle and that’s why he has such minor injuries yet he caused the fatal collision of the other driver,” said Sgt. Darren Moss Jr if the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Fournier died at the scene, while Pearson was taken to an area hospital for treatment on minor injuries.
While at the hospital, staff members say Pearson admitted to ingesting heron the night before and that he was trying to “prove that he was God, ” followed by other religious statements.
A warrant has been obtained to draw a blood sample from Pearson.
He is now facing one charge of vehicular homicide and is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday afternoon.