One dead in Federal Way DUI collision

Story Highlights:
One person killed in Federal Way car accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by DUI
Multiple highway lanes shut down for hours



Date: December 29, 2010, 12/29/2010
Location: Federal Way, King County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, DUI
Outcome: One dead

On Wednesday around 2:20am a 35-year-old man driving a Suburban heading north on Pacific Highway South ran a red light at the South 320th Street intersection and hit a young man driving an Acura. The young man, a 21-year-old from Federal Way, died at the scene.

Police believe the 35-year-old man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and is under investigation for vehicular homicide. The suspect didn't sustain any injuries but was transported to an area hospital to undergo drug and alcohol testing.

The accident shut down multiple lanes of Pacific Highway South for a few hours.

Federal Way Fatal Accident Statistics for 2008

Fatal accident count: 6
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
Fatalities: 8
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 20
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Drunk Driving Law
A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within Washington State has an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person's breath or blood.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys
Chris Davis and everyone at the Davis Law Group sends out their most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the young man that was lost in this tragic accident and urges them to find a knowledgable wrongful death lawyer that can get them the compensation they deserve for suffering such a terrible and unimaginable loss.
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