Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash with BMW on I-5

Jul 19, 2023, 7:14 AM | Updated: 9:39 am

A motorcyclist died after a hit-and-run on Interstate 5 near 54th Avenue East in Fife, and investig...

A motorcyclist died after a hit-and-run on Interstate 5 near 54th Avenue East in Fife, and investigators are looking for the car that hit the man. (Photo from KIRO 7)

(Photo from KIRO 7)

A motorcyclist was killed after a hit-and-run on Interstate 5 near 54th Avenue East in Fife, and investigators are looking for the car that hit the man.

Around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), troopers were called to the scene where they found a 48-year-old woman dead.

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Washington State Patrol Trooper John Dattilo said the driver of a white BMW was believed to have been speeding when they hit the motorcycle. The BMW ended up on its roof about a mile away from where it hit the motorcycle.

The driver of the car, though, was nowhere to be found.

WSP said the suspect is believed to be a 20-year-old man from Auburn, he was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black pants.

Authorities are using a K-9 search team to look for the driver.

WSP said that the scene will be blocked off for several hours, and as of 7 a.m., the Washington State Department of Transportation said northbound traffic was backed up to State Route 16.

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Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run crash with BMW on I-5