The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to Sunday’s tragic, multiple fatality collision which killed four young Kent men on SR 518 in Tukwila.

Troopers say that at approximately 2:17 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 7, 2018), they received a 911 call reporting a serious collision on eastbound SR 518 in the area of I-5 and SR 405.

The Tukwila Fire Department arrived prior to Troopers, and advised that one individual was going to be transported to Harborview Medical Center and four others were deceased in the vehicle. 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 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. They secured the scene and notifications were made to have additional resources respond to the scene.

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 upon 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.

Jesse Tenorio, 22, from Kent, was subsequently arrested for investigation of four counts of Vehicular Homicide and placed under guard by troopers at Harborview Medical Center. Tenorio was released from the hospital on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 just prior to 4 p.m. and booked into the King County Jail.

Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol.

WSP detectives are seeking any witnesses or information in reference to this vehicle prior to the collision. Please contact Detective Brody Ford at (425) 401-7742 or by email at

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