Pedro Garcia, 32, of Burien was charged by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in connection with a fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.

Prosecutors asked the court for $500,000 bail in this case.

Garcia remains in custody.  

As we previously reported, on Sunday Feb. 25, Garcia was observed driving a stolen Dodge Ram truck at high speeds as he fled from King County Sheriff’s Officers.

According to court documents, Sheriff’s deputies spotted the stolen Dodge Ram and followed it for a short time before losing sight of it.

A short while later, deputies responded to a collision at S. 128th Street and 22nd Ave S. involving the Dodge Ram and a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The driver of the Jeep was pronounced dead at the scene, and a child passenger in the Jeep suffered serious injuries.

Here are the charges filed against Garcia by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office:

  • Vehicular Homicide (RCW 46.61.520): Garcia is accused of causing a collision while driving under the influence that resulted in the death of another person.
  • Vehicular Assault (RCW 46.61.522): Garcia is also accused of causing serious bodily injury to another person while driving under the influence.
  • Possession of a Stolen Vehicle (RCW 9a.56.068): The Dodge Ram Garcia was driving at the time of the collision was reported stolen.
  • Possession of a Firearm (RCW 9.41.040): A sawed-off shotgun was found in the stolen vehicle.
  • Possession of an Unlawful Firearm (RCW 9.41.190): The shotgun found in the vehicle was modified to be illegal.

Security footage and witness statements allegedly identified Garcia as the driver of the stolen Dodge Ram at the time of the collision.

Garcia was arrested and taken into custody in Thurston County on Monday, Feb. 26.

Garcia reportedly admitted to driving the Dodge Ram at the time of the collision and expressed remorse for the incident. He requested an attorney when asked for further details about the crash.

Garcia’s next court date is his arraignment on Mar. 13, 2024 at the MRJC in Kent.