A man suspected of DUI crashed into a vehicle on I-5 in Vancouver and killed a 3-month-old baby from Burien.
The driver of the vehicle, 26, was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide and DUI.
The 23-year-old woman and 21-year-old man in the car, both residents of Burien, suffered just minor injuries.
The drunk driver was traveling northbound on the interstate lost control of vehicle and crashed into the median and then hit the disabled vehicle.
Davis Law Group is deeply saddened by this tragic story. We send our condolences to the family and friends of the baby boy.
Washington State Fatal Drunk Driving Death Statistics
In 2008, 255 people in Washington State lost their lives in fatal alcohol related motor vehicle collisions. One hundred eighty-two (182) of those accidents involved a drunk driver whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.08 or higher. In Washington State, 34% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol.
Washington State Drunk Driving Law
Washington State law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to not operate a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol. See RCW 46.61.502.