Bail was set at $1 million for a 43-year-old man suspected of causing the death of a passenger Saturday night in West Seattle.
Prosecutors said the man, who waived his appearance at his bail hearing this afternoon at the King County Jail, was driving on a suspended license for unpaid tickets, including one for a violation of an Ignition Interlock Restriction, according to the affidavit of probable cause. In addition, he had a DUI charge out of Island County that had been reduced to negligent driving, prosecutors wrote in the affidavit.
He is being held on investigation of vehicular homicide pending the filing of charges, according to prosecutors.
According to Seattle police, the man was driving a Chevrolet pickup near the intersection of Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Kenyon Street shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday when he collided with a Honda CR-V.
The pickup rolled over, and a passenger riding in the bed of the truck was killed when he was thrown from the truck, police said.
According to police, the driver admitted drinking alcohol that day and using marijuana in the past. Police said he claimed to have no recollection of the collision.