Bonney Lake Pastor and Worship Leader Killed in Head-on Crash ---
tags: Attacks on Clergy, Churches, wrong-way crash, musician
1 killed, 1 arrested September 6, 2010 Bonney Lake Pastor and Worship Leader Killed in Head-on Crash A horrific crash in Pacific claimed the life of a Pastor Sam Stevens. The talented musician had been pastor and worship leader at the East Point Church in Bonney Lake, Washington for four years. He was due to be married in two weeks. At 2 a.m. he was returning home after dropping off his sister and brother-in-law when a Ford F-350 pickup truck crossed the center line on Stewart Road and slammed head-on into his tiny Toyota Echo. Joseph McNeil was charged in Stephens' death and eventually pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. McNeil told police he only had a couple of beers, but police found he was drunk when he crashed. He was sentenced to 31 months or more than two years in Pierce County Jail.
source Congregation remembers youth pastor killed in Pacific crash Sep 6, 2010