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Port Townsend man injured in I-5 hit-and-run crash near Kent

Early Thursday morning, Feb. 15 near South 200th Street; driver flees on foot

A Port Townsend man was injured in a hit-and-run vehicle collision Thursday morning, Feb. 15 along Interstate 5 in SeaTac, just north of Kent.

The crash occurred along southbound I-5 at about 6:22 a.m., just north of South 200th Street, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A vehicle was traveling southbound in lane one when it collided with a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder, according to the State Patrol. The first vehicle drifted from lane one to the right shoulder. Both vehicles came to rest in a ditch.

The driver of the first vehicle, a 2016 BMW X3, fled on foot. Paramedics transported the 28-year-old man in the second vehicle, a 2001 Honda Civic, to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He had to be extricated from his vehicle, according to Puget Sound Fire.

The crash closed the freeway for about four hours and 30 minutes.




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