Passenger killed in rollover; driver suspected of DUI

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accidentFEDERAL WAY — A vehicle going too fast off of northbound I-5 at the State Route 18 exit veered off  the road Wednesday and rolled several times, ejecting both the driver and passenger. The passenger died.

Responding crews found a woman, who they believe was driving the vehicle, lying on the road. When they asked her if there was anyone else in the car, she said no, so they treated her and fought a ground fire around the accident, the police said.

After they had the fire out, they found a man, the passenger, lying off the road in some bushes. They attempted CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene.  They didn’t have an age on the man, but say he was in his mid to late 30s.

The 27-year old woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Once she’s released from the hospital, police said, she’ll be booked into jail on one count of investigation of DUI vehicular homicide.

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