Witnesses sought in fatal I-5 hit-and-run crash in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. - Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened on I-5 in Tacoma last weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, WSP says a 39-year-old man from Temple, Texas, was in a disabled vehicle that was blocking an unknown lane on southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall when it was struck by a green Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

The driver of the Silverado fled the scene in a white GMC Acadia that was stolen from a good Samaritan who stopped to help, according to WSP.

The GMC was found abandoned several miles down the road.

Investigators are seeking information on the fleeing driver. Anyone who witnessed the crash or the events surrounding it are asked to contact Detective Tessa Schahfer via email at tessa.schahfer@wsp.wa.gov or by phone at (253) 538-3172.


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