Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
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*** For Immediate Release***
WSP Troopers Arrest Vehicular Homicide Suspect
King County -- This morning, Washington State Patrol troopers arrested Manoj Siwakoti on an outstanding felony warrant for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. The warrants are related to a two vehicle collision on SR 509/SR 518 on October 24, 2015. Siwakoti was charged with one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault but failed to appear at a mandated court appearance. He was arrested at his parents residence in Kent.
The collision occurred as the victim (driver) was traveling NB SR 509 to WB SR 518 at approximately 3:00 pm. Siwakoti, 21 years old, failed to stop at a red light at the intersection and struck the victim's vehicle while traveling EB on SR 518. The victim (driver), a 42 year old female from Burien, died at the scene. Her 10 year old son was seriously injured. Toxicology results showed that Siwakoti was impaired by prescription drugs.
Siwakoti was booked into the Regional Justice Center in Kent on the two felony warrants.