BELLEVUE -- Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of vehicular assault and hit-and-run, was released from jail, pending an ongoing investigation into the crash.
Dan Donohoe of the King County Prosecutor's Office said Friday the investigation will take at least a month, including the time to wait for full toxicology results. A decision regarding charges will be made when the investigation is complete, officials said.
Coleman's first court appearance has been stricken from the jail schedule, Donohoe said.
Bellevue police say Coleman was speeding at a high rate of speed when he hit a Honda Civic Wednesday evening in Bellevue.
The impact was so powerful it forced the Honda up an embankment where it flipped on to its roof. Police say a male driver of the Honda was seriously injured. Witnesses told detectives that Coleman did not check on the injured driver but he took off instead.
A picture of the aftermath shows Derrick Coleman's Dodge Ram on its side and a Honda rolled over along SE 36th Street.
Detectives found the Seahawks player two blocks away standing along SE 37th street, barefoot.
Police say Coleman cooperated with an officer who approached him.
Three witnesses positively identified him as the man who left the crash scene. One of the witnesses told detectives he had helped Coleman out of the car after the crash.
Coleman's agents suggested Coleman may have fallen asleep on his way home from Seahawks practice.
"While the facts of the case are still being determined, it seems Derrick may have fallen asleep while driving home from a Seahawks’ facility," agents Derrick Fox and Mark Bloom said in a release.
Coleman has been indefinitely suspended by the Seahawks while the investigation is ongoing.