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Suspect arrested in alleged hit-and-run in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Shane Santos graduated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School just last year, but his life was cut short by a hit-and-run collision between a car, a bicyclist and two pedestrians on Saturday, June 9.

Santos, 18, had previously attended Sunnyside Elementary and Marysville Middle schools, and was one of three Marysville men allegedly run down by an Everett man with a previous drunken-driving conviction.

Terrence J. Olesen, 27, was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and felony hit-and-run that same day. An Everett District Court judge set Olesen's bail at $100,000 on Monday, June 11.

The three men were struck by a driver in the 10200 block of Shoultes Road in Marysville. While Santos died at the scene, the two injured men, aged 20 and 21 years old, were taken to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center. According to court papers, one has severe head injuries and a broken leg, while the other has a broken pelvis and spinal fractures. Both are expected to survive.

Marysville Police responded at the scene at 11:27 p.m. on June 9 and located the suspect's vehicle, a white Volkswagen sedan, approximately 24 blocks away with the help of witnesses, after it had been driven into a tree in the 5000 block of 122nd Street. The vehicle had not only left a fluid trail of 1.3 miles leading away from the scene of the collision, but had also left behind pieces of headlight glass, housing for the door mirror, and the front license plate and bumper.

A police K-9 and officers also located a 30-year-old Marysville man who was identified as a passenger in the suspect's vehicle. The passenger was booked into the Snohomish County Jail on probable cause of rendering criminal assistance, but was ordered released by the judge on June 11 for lack of legal cause.

A blood sample from Olesen is being sent to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab. Olesen was convicted of drunk driving in December of 2007 after being stopped at 84th Street NE and Highway 9 near Marysville, with a blood-alcohol level of .15, nearly twice the legal limit in the state of Washington. Olesen's prior conviction would allow for enhanced penalties under state law if he were to be convicted in this case.

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