Police: Snohomish man was drinking before fatal Stanwood crash

The man was fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run in Marysville when he crashed on Pioneer Highway on Friday night, police said.

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STANWOOD — A Snohomish man was driving over 100 mph while drunk before he crashed and killed his passenger near Stanwood on Friday, police said.

Before the crash, the man, driving a Cadillac Escalade, was involved in a hit-and-run in Marysville, according to a police report from a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy. It was unclear what he crashed into.

The man, 30, reportedly passed Marysville police cars at what officers estimated was at least 100 mph in 35 mph and 40 mph zones.

A sheriff’s deputy saw the Escalade near the 15200 block of State Avenue and turned around to follow, but the Escalade was going too fast, according to the police report.

Authorities reportedly lost the Escalade near the intersection of Smokey Point Boulevard and Highway 530.

At 9:24 p.m. Friday, the man crashed in the 2400 block of Pioneer Highway east of Stanwood, over five miles from where authorities last saw him, according to police. The passenger was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased had not been publicly identified as of Monday.

The Snohomish man claimed he was the passenger, not the driver, according to the police report. A Marysville police sergeant told sheriff’s deputies, however, that the Snohomish man was the driver in the prior hit-and-run.

The man told deputies he and his passenger had been drinking at Silver Lake in Everett all day and were headed home, according to court documents. Investigators noted his eyes were bloodshot and watery and he smelled of alcohol.

The suspect was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for an evaluation. While there, a sample of his blood was taken. Once the hospital cleared him, police arrested him for investigation of vehicular homicide.

He remained in the Snohomish County Jail on Monday with bail set at $100,000, jail records show.

The man had been in custody last month for investigation of driving with a suspended license, records indicate.

Jake Goldstein-Street: 425-339-3439; jake.goldstein-street@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @GoldsteinStreet.

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