Oscar Gutierrez de Jesus, 33, was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of vehicular homicide and felony hit and run. He will make his first court appearance on Wednesday.
The man suspected of driving off Interstate 5 early Monday and crashing into a tent, killing a homeless man, has been released from the hospital and booked into jail, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Oscar Gutierrez de Jesus, 33, was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of vehicular homicide and felony hit and run, the State Patrol said. He is expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.
The State Patrol said Gutierrez de Jesus was driving on the exit ramp from northbound I-5 to Northeast 50th Street when his car left the roadway just before 5 a.m. and ran over a tent just off the ramp. Walter L. Burton, 19, who was inside the tent, was killed.
According to the State Patrol, Gutierrez de Jesus fled, leaving his car behind. He was taken into custody at his residence shortly after the crash, the State Patrol said.
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He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of injuries from the crash and was arrested at the hospital.