A King County judge found probable cause Tuesday to hold a 22-year-old man in jail on four counts of vehicular homicide after four of his friends were killed in a crash over the weekend.
The crash happened early Sunday morning on State Route 518 in Tukwila when Washington state troopers say Jesse Tenorio lost control of his mother's Nissan pickup, struck a guardrail and rolled the vehicle before it crashed into a column beneath I-5.
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The medical examiner identified the dead as Myron Singh, 22, Luis Perez, 21, Juan Carrasco-Rodriguez, 18, and Anthony Perez, 22.
Tenorio was ejected from the vehicle and survived.
In probable cause documents, troopers wrote they found a "strong odor of intoxicants" around him.
Investigators also wrote Tenorio told a medic and a good Samaritan that he was the driver.
In court, defense attorney Kevin Trombold raised doubts.
"There's no indication specifically where he was in the car. Could have been he was on the roof, for all we know," Trombold said.
According to the probable cause documents, Tenorio has a 2017 DUI conviction.
On Tuesday, the state patrol put out a call for witnesses who might have seen the Nissan Titan pickup before the crash.
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