Driver to be charged after passenger killed, construction worker injured in I-5 accident

A 23-year-old man will be charged with Vehicular Homicide after his passenger, a 25-year-old man, was killed and a construction worker was injured in a Seattle motor vehicle accident on Interstate 5 early Monday morning.

According to a report on KOMO News.com, the driver was headed southbound in I-5 near the Interstate 90 interchange when he ran into a truck parked at a Department of Transportation construction site. A construction worker was seated in the truck at the time of the accident; he was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

The Washington State patrol troopers believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Vehicular Homicide, RCW 46.61.520, can be charged if a person is killed in an auto accident and a driver is under the influence of alcohol, driving recklessly or driving without regard to the safety of others.

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