Passenger killed in suspected DUI crash in Marysville

Passenger killed in suspected DUI crash in Marysville

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A 19-year-old Mount Vernon man will likely be charged with vehicular homicide after a crash that killed his passenger.

The car was heading north on 27th Avenue Northeast and crossed 116th Street Northeast where it crashed into the woods at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The passenger, a man, died at the scene.  The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. After he was treated, he was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide and then booked into the Snohomish County Jail.

Content Continues Below

The Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit is still working to find the cause of the crash, but detectives said speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.

More news from KIRO 7