Motorcyclist killed in Burien crash with suspected drunken driver

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BURIEN, Wash. - A 40-year-old Tukwila man was killed in a crash with a suspected drunken driver in Burien.

Shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Burien police were called to the 400 block of Southwest 156th Street for a report of a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the car had minor injuries.

Police said the driver of the car may have been under the influence.  After being treated at Highline Hospital, the driver of the car was booked into jail on vehicular homicide charges.

A second motorcyclist traveling behind the first motorcycle had minor injuries after trying to avoid the first crash.

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Response and Reconstruction Unit will conduct the investigation.