Alcohol Involved in Fatality Collision in West Seattle

A man is dead after two vehicles collide in West Seattle just after 9:00 p.m. this evening.

At approximately 9:11 p.m. officers responded to a 911 report of a two vehicle rollover collision in the 7900 block of Delridge Way SW.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a Honda CRV was eastbound on SW Kenyon Street and was executing a left turn onto northbound Delridge Way SW when it was struck by a southbound Chevy pickup truck which subsequently overturned.  An adult male who was riding in the bed of the pickup truck was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by fire department medics.

The events leading up to the collision remain under active investigation.

Officers evaluated the driver of the Honda, a male in his 50’s, for signs of impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs.  No impairment was detected.  He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries.

The driver of the Chevy truck, an adult male, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  The front seat passenger of the Chevy truck, an adult male, was treated at the scene by fire department medics and released.

Officers evaluated the driver of the Chevy for signs of impairment.  Indications of alcohol consumption were detected and he was placed under arrest and processed for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  Upon completion of his evaluations and treatment he will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Homicide.

No citations will be issued at the scene, which is standard procedure in serious traffic collisions involving extensive follow up investigation and collision reconstruction.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.

Delridge Way SW is closed for approximately one block in each direction from the scene and traffic is being detoured.  The road should be back open at approximately 1:30 a.m.