Driver charged in horrific crash that killed 4 in Tukwila Sunday morning

The wreckage of a truck in a crash that left 4 people dead on SR 518. (KOMO Photo)

The driver in a crash that killed four people now faces four counts of vehicular homicide.

The charges accuse 22-year-old Jesse Tenorio of drunk driving when he got into three crashes last Sunday morning in Tukwila. The last one killed four passengers in his pickup truck including a teenager celebrating his 18th birthday.

Around 2 a.m., court documents say Tenorio ran off the side of the road and hit a hillside. Firefighters arrived at the scene and said Tenorio and all the passengers appeared to be drunk but drove away before they could be stopped. Not long after that, Tenorio allegedly ran through a security gate without stopping near Sea-Tac Airport. Finally, prosecutors said Tornino lost control of the pickup at high speed, the truck rolled and slammed into a bridge abutment on SR 518 where it intersects I-5 and I-405.

Tenorio was thrown from the pickup and survived but all four passengers were killed: Anthony Gonzalez-Perez, 22, Juan R. Carrasco-Rodriguez, 18, Luis D. Desantiago-Perez, 21, and Myron M. Sign, 22.

Charging documents said Tenorio was arrested for DUI last year but the charge was reduced to reckless endangerment.

Prosecutors are asking for $250,000 bail for Tenorio.

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