July 30, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Victim of fatal West Seattle accident identified
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office released the name of the man who died in a suspected drunken driving crash in West Seattle on Saturday.
The victim, Michael Anthony Fisher, 43, was fatally injured when he was thrown from the bed of a pickup in which he was riding, Seattle police said.
The 43-year-old driver of the truck is being held in King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail for investigation of vehicular homicide. Prosecutors said he will be charged on Wednesday.
According to police, the suspect driver ran a red light at the intersection of Delridge Way Southwest and Southwest Kenyon Street shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday and struck a Honda CRV. Fisher was thrown from the truck when it rolled over, police said. His injuries included a lacerations to the spinal cord and aorta, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Prosecutors said the 43-year-old driver had a suspended license for unpaid tickets, including one for a violation of an ignition-interlock restriction. In addition, court records show he had been arrested at least three times between 1998 and 2010 for driving under the influence.
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