The unidentified motorist was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).
The driver will most likely be charged with Vehicular Homicide. Washington State vehicle code RCW 46.61.520 provides that a driver can be charged with Vehicular Homicide if someone is killed and the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time.
When a driver is charged with Vehicular Homicide, he or she is tried by the State of Washington. In addition, the family of a person killed as a result of Vehicular Homicide can bring a suit for wrongful death.
With the help of The Farber Law Group, a Washington law firm experienced and knowledgeable in handling auto accident cases and wrongful death, you may be able to recover damages for wrongful death.