Vancouver man faces vehicular homicide allegation in crash involving motorcyclist

first_img A Vancouver man accused in a fatal crash in Battle Ground has a history of causing crashes, a prosecutor said Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court.Daniel Scott Berry, 33, appeared in court on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Judge Gregory Gonzales set Berry’s bail at $250,000, based on the “egregious” allegations. Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu had asked for $100,000 bail.Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the fatal crash, Vu said, but Berry apparently has a history of causing crashes, dating back to at least 2002 when he was 16 years old, according to Columbian archives. In all instances, he never had auto insurance, Vu said.Berry’s court-appointed defense attorney Therese Lavallee said her client would have appeared in court voluntarily and did not need to be arrested.His arrest Monday came more than two weeks after the July 8 crash at the intersection of Southwest 10th Avenue (state Highway 503) and Eaton Boulevard. John A. Christianson, 58, of Ridgefield, was injured and died later that week.On the day of the crash, emergency crews were dispatched shortly after 8 a.m. to the intersection. A white 1992 Lexus sedan, driven by Berry, and an Indian motorcycle, driven by Christianson, collided, according to police. Debris also struck two nearby vehicles. John A. Christianson, 58, of Ridgefield was killed in a motorcycle crash in Battle Ground. (Provided photo)last_img