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Nineteen-year-old North Bend man pleads guilty in New Years' hit-and-run

Cody Eads, 19, appeared in King County Superior Court last week to enter a plea of guilty to one count of vehicular homicide.

The North Bend man was arrested last summer for the Jan. 1 hit-and-run death of Lucinda Pieczatkowski, also of North Bend, and arraigned August 21. Eads will be sentenced January 17.

Lucinda Pieczatkowski was killed around 2 a.m. while walking on Stone Quarry Road. According to court records, she had been in a car with her boyfriend, John Doehnal, son, Erik Pieczatkowski, and his girlfriend, Jayme Bernard. Reportedly, she began arguing with Doehnal, and both of them got out of the car and began to walk in different directions. She was wearing all dark clothing. Erik Pieczatkowski  called 911 at 1:43 a.m. to report the disturbance.

According to Eads' statement, in court records, he was texting on his cell phone while driving on Stone Quarry Road, and did not see Pieczatkowski when his Ford F-150 drifted to the shoulder of the road.

 

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