Seattle police arrested a motorist for vehicular homicide Friday evening following a fatal collision with a man on a moped in South Seattle.
Investigators believe the 63-year-old victim was riding his motorized scooter across Rainier Avenue on S. Bayview Street at about 6:15 PM when the driver of a Chrysler van attempted to turn right on Bayview.
The two vehicles collided, leaving the scooter’s driver with life-threatening injuries. Medics transported the 63-year-old man to Harborview Medical Center, where he later died.
An officer, specially trained to recognize signs of impairment, examined the van’s 54-year-old driver at the scene and found signs of intoxication. Police arrested the driver and booked him into the King County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide.
SPD’s Traffic Collision detectives continue to investigate the case.