SeaTac woman charged with vehicular homicide after fatal June 21 crash
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SeaTac woman charged with vehicular homicide after fatal June 21 crash

Wendy N. Cisneros, 22, of SeaTac, faces multiple charges including vehicular homicide and vehicular assault following a fatal crash in SeaTac on June 21, 2024.

According to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, Cisneros was driving under the influence of marijuana when she ran a red light and hit another vehicle, leading to the tragic death of 19-year-old Jonathan Kronsburg.

As previously reported by the B-Town blog reportedThe accident occurred around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of South 200th Street and 32nd Avenue South in SeaTac (photo and map below). Cisneros’ car collided with a Chevrolet Malibu, causing the car to overturn and come to rest on its roof. Kronsburg, the driver of the Malibu, sustained serious injuries and was later pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center on June 23, 2024. His passengers, 16-year-old Kenya Kronsburg and 26-year-old Kennaya McCoy Adams, suffered serious injuries. Cisneros’ passenger, Marlene Cisneros-Sanchez, was also seriously injured.

SeaTac woman charged with vehicular homicide after fatal June 21 crash

Photo courtesy of Eugene Kramer.

Investigators said Cisneros admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. Evidence at the scene and Cisneros’ statements led police to believe she was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. She showed signs of drug impairment during field sobriety tests, according to the police report.

Cisneros has a history of driving violations, including a pending DUI charge from October 2023. She is serving a $750,000 fine and, if she posts it, will face additional release conditions, including electronic home detention and a ban on using drugs and marijuana.

The case will move on to King County Superior Court, where Cisneros will be charged with vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular assault and careless driving.

King County District Attorney Leesa Manion emphasized the seriousness of the charges, noting the serious impact driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has on public safety.

Investigations are ongoing and the exact degree of impairment will not be determined until toxicology results are available.

Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.