Scott A. Glover, 26 of Federal Way, was killed in the early morning hours as he was making repairs to a stalled party bus alongside Interstate 5 in Tukwila when a pickup truck driven by a suspected drunken driver ran into him. Two other people were critically injured in the accident, including the suspected drunken driver.
According to a report in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the small bus ferrying party goers was stalled alongside the shoulder of I-5 when a pickup truck driven by Hermilo L. Garcia, age 39, of Anaheim, California ran into the bus. A third vehicle, a 2001 Kia Sephia then ran into the pickup truck.
Garcia and his passenger, a 50-year-old Federal Way woman, were taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries.
Six of the party bus passengers, who were outside of the bus at the time of the accident, received minor injuries.
The Washington State Patrol believes that drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. If this is the case, they may charge Garcia with Vehicular Homicide. Vehicular Homicide can be charged if a person dies in an accident caused by a drunken driver.
It is ironic that the a party bus was involved in an accident with a suspected drunken driver. Party buses are a limousine service routinely hired by people attending parties and other social events where they want to drink but want to be responsible and avoid the risk of driving while intoxicated.
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