A Green River Community College international student was being held Wednesday after police said he crashed his car into a power pole, killing one passenger and critically injuring a second.
Qiang Liu, from China, was booked into jail Monday on suspicion of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. His bail was set at $2 million bail.
The crash happened Sunday night in the 11300 block of Southeast 320th Street in Auburn. Five international students from nearby Green River Community College were in a Volkswagen sedan.
According to court documents, Liu lost control while driving 70-80 miles per hour in the 35 mile per hour zone, and he did not appear to be impaired.
Zhenyu Yang, 17, was ejected from the car and was killed instantly; another student is at Harborview Medical Center in critical but stable condition.
On Wednesday, Green River Community College held an assembly so school officials could offer grief counseling.
Prosecutors have until the end of the week to file formal charges against Liu.