Passenger killed in I-5 motor vehicle accident when pickup truck strikes vehicle on shoulder

The Seattle Times reports that a male passenger riding in a pickup truck was killed in the early morning hours of Monday when the vehicle he was riding in drifted from the right hand lane of Interstate 5 and hit a flatbed truck that was parked on the shoulder.

According to the report, the motor vehicle accident occurred around 2:40am on I-5 near Everett. The flatbed truck had apparently been left on the shoulder.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 21-year-old male, may be charged with Vehicular Homicide if it is determined he was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Washington State Patrol troopers reportedly found beer containers in the truck.

Washington State Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.520, Vehicular Homicide, can be charged if someone is killed in a motor vehicle accident and the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with reckless disregard to the safety of others or driving recklessly.

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