Police Pursue, Arrest Wallingford Vehicular Homicide Suspect

Seattle Police Officers and Washington State Troopers pursued a North Seattle vehicular homicide suspect to Federal Way, where they arrested the man early Friday morning.

Ten minutes before midnight, motorists driving northbound on Aurora Avenue North called to report the driver of a pick up truck had struck a pedestrian near North 46th Street and Aurora Avenue North. Multiple callers stated the truck driver had passed them going northbound at a high rate of speed, and then they saw a pedestrian down in the roadway. Seattle Fire Department firefighters arrived and declared the 55-year-old man deceased at the scene.

The truck driver fled northbound on Aurora Avenue North, and officers spotted him driving with no lights on several blocks away. The driver failed to yield when police attempted a traffic stop, and officers began pursuing him. In Shoreline, the suspect got on I-5 southbound, and Washington State Troopers took the lead. Near the exit for South 272nd Street in Federal Way, troopers were able to stop the truck. SPD officers took the 38-year-old man into custody. He will be processed for DUI and booked into King County Jail for vehicular homicide.

Detectives with the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene and will continue investigating.