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Man found guilty for deadly hit-and-run crash and attempting to create fake alibi

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Joshua Frahm during previous court appearance (KPTV file image) Joshua Frahm during previous court appearance (KPTV file image)
Two vehicles towed from the scene of a crash on I-205 in Vancouver in December 2014 (KPTV file image) Two vehicles towed from the scene of a crash on I-205 in Vancouver in December 2014 (KPTV file image)
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A hit-and-run driver who caused a crash that led to the death of a good Samaritan who stopped to help has been convicted on charges including vehicular homicide while DUI and conspiracy to commit perjury.

A jury found Joshua Frahm, 30, guilty Friday. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 6.

Frahm was arrested in December 2014.

Police first responded to a crash on I-205 near Burton Road the morning of Dec. 7, 2014. Investigators said Frahm drove his 2006 Ford F-150 into a 2006 Honda CRV, forcing the SUV into a concrete barrier.

Frahm took off, while another driver stopped to help. A fourth car then hit the CRV again, critically injuring the man who had stopped at the scene to help.  

Richard Irvine, 63, of Camas, later died as a result of his injuries. The other two drivers involved in the incident suffered injuries, but survived.

The truck that caused the initial collision was later located in Vancouver. It was registered to Frahm, but investigators said he had contacted authorities to report the truck was stolen.

Troopers determined that his report was false and Frahm was arrested. Investigators said DNA evidence in the truck, as well as surveillance video, proved Frahm was driving the truck at the time of the crash.

However, additional charges were added against Frahm in March 2015. Investigators said he conspired with another inmate to create an alibi that placed Frahm at his sister's house asleep at the time of the crash.

The other inmate eventually confessed that the alibi was not true.

Frahm was convicted Friday on charges of vehicular homicide while DUI, vehicular assault while DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, false reporting and conspiracy to commit perjury.

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