Suspected Drunk Driver Hits and Kills Pedestrian on Highway 2

A suspected drunk driver steered his car onto a pedestrian walkway where a 47-year old man was walking on Highway 2 in Everett. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the man had been thrown over the side of the trestle and fallen about 40 feet. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
After hitting the man, the driver continued on before slamming into a concrete wall near Homeacres Road.
The driver of the car was a 24-year old Everett man. Police took blood from the man and believe that alcohol or drugs are a factor in this deadly accident. The young driver is now facing charges of vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run.
In 2010, Washington State had 170 alcohol related fatalities. Washington State is currently ranked 44th out of the 51 (D.C. being ranked as separate entry) states for the percentage of total traffic deaths that are DUI related. 37% of traffic fatalities were DUI related in Washington State.

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