One Vehicle Fatality Collision on 12th Avenue South Bridge

Officers continue to investigate a collision on the 12th Avenue South Bridge that left one man dead this morning.

At approximately 3:13 a.m. officers responded to a one-vehicle collision on the 12th Avenue South Bridge, located in the 800 block of 12th Avenue South.  The involved vehicle had a total of three male occupants.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 22-year-old male was driving a white Oldsmobile sedan northbound on the 12th Avenue South Bridge just north of Pacific Medical Center.  The driver crossed the center line and impacted a light pole on the west side of the bridge.  The vehicle came to rest on the raised concrete barrier of the bridge.

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the driver and 22-year-old front seat passenger to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  A 21-year-old man who was the vehicle’s only rear seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers evaluated the driver of the vehicle for signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  Obvious signs of intoxication were observed and a blood draw was performed with the results pending laboratory analysis.

Once the driver is released from the hospital he will be booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Homicide.

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