close_menu
Latest News

Latest news from the Pacific Northwest

Local News

Hit and run driver careens onto I-5 in Tacoma, snarling afternoon commute

A hit and run driver fleeing Tacoma police crashed through a fence and onto I-5 Tuesday afternoon, snarling the afternoon commute. (Kimi Kline image)

A car fleeing Tacoma police crashed through a fence and onto I-5 Tuesday afternoon, snarling the afternoon commute.

Tacoma police say an officer saw the driver hit another car and then take off. The suspect sped southbound on Yakima Ave. and went about 15 blocks before losing control and careening down the embankment onto the southbound lanes of I-5.

"The driver was already missing a right rear tire and was trying to be evasive," said Officer Loretta Cool.

Police say no one was injured in the crash, which blocked three lanes of I-5. The suspect was arrested for felony hit and run and eluding an officer.

Traffic quickly backed up for miles, stretching north of the King/Pierce county line.

About the Author


Josh Kerns is an award winning reporter on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM. He covers everything from May Day riots in Seattle to the latest Boeing news.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
close_menu
Latest News