The Washington State Patrol on Tuesday released this photo of the white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that crashed and killed four Kent men early Sunday along State Route 518. The driver, also of Kent, survived and has been arrested on four counts of vehicular homicide. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

The Washington State Patrol on Tuesday released this photo of the white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that crashed and killed four Kent men early Sunday along State Route 518. The driver, also of Kent, survived and has been arrested on four counts of vehicular homicide. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

State Patrol seeks witnesses to crash in Tukwila that killed four men

The driver lived and could face vehicular homicide charges.

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to the pickup truck involved in a single-vehicle crash that killed four Kent men at about 2:17 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, eastbound on State Route 518 near Interstate 5.

WSP detectives are seeking any witnesses or information in reference to this vehicle prior to the collision, according to a State Patrol press release. Anyone with information can contact Detective Brody Ford at 425-401-7742 or by email at brody.ford@wsp.wa.gov.

The Tukwila Fire Department arrived prior to troopers and advised that one individual was going to be transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and four others were deceased in the vehicle, according to a State Patrol press release. It was determined that the individual being transported had been ejected from the vehicle during the collision.

Once troopers arrived, they were able to determine that the vehicle was a white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup and was traveling eastbound on SR 518 at a high rate of speed at which time it left the roadway to the right, rolled and struck a large concrete support pole.

Troopers secured the scene and notifications were made to have additional resources respond. Criminal Investigation Division detectives responded to include detectives from the Major Accident Investigation Team. Through their investigation at the scene as well as statements from individuals that drove up on the scene, detectives determined that the individual transported to Harborview was believed to be the driver of the vehicle at the time of the collision.

WSP identifies driver

The WSP identified the driver as Jesse Tenorio, 22, of Kent. He was subsequently arrested for investigation of four counts of vehicular homicide and placed under guard by troopers at Harborview Medical Center, according to the State Patrol. Tenorio was released from the hospital on Monday and booked into the King County jail in Seattle.He has not yet been charged.

The Washington State Patrol on Tuesday released this photo of the white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that crashed and killed four Kent men early Sunday along State Route 518. The driver, also of Kent, survived and has been arrested on four counts of vehicular homicide. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

The Washington State Patrol on Tuesday released this photo of the white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that crashed and killed four Kent men early Sunday along State Route 518. The driver, also of Kent, survived and has been arrested on four counts of vehicular homicide. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

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The Washington State Patrol on Tuesday released this photo of the white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that crashed and killed four Kent men early Sunday along State Route 518. The driver, also of Kent, survived and has been arrested on four counts of vehicular homicide. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol
State Patrol seeks witnesses to crash in Tukwila that killed four men

The driver lived and could face vehicular homicide charges.

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