Shelton woman killed by DUI driver


October 19, 2023

Shawna Whelan/SMCJ

The Shelton mini cheer team and junior football players release balloons Saturday in honor of Alicia Perrin, who died in a motorcycle accident Oct. 7 on state Route 16 in Gig Harbor. Right, Jesse Settle and Kylie, Perrin's daughter, run between rows of football players.

A Shelton motorcyclist died after being struck by a suspected drunken driver on state Route 16 near Gig Harbor on Oct. 7.

Shelton resident Alicia Perrin, 30, died at the scene after her motorcycle was struck by Mecca Kay Berkin, 54, of Federal Way.

Berkin was speeding on the wrong side of the road when she struck Perrin, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Perrin's boyfriend was riding another motorcycle and managed to dodge Berkin's 2014 Honda Civic, according to charging documents.

Trooper Shannon McKenzie said he found Berkin's severely damaged car and Perrin's distraught boyfr...

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