Washington State Patrol are looking for witnesses that might have seen this Nissan Sentra collide with another vehicle on Monday night, April 8 along Interstate 5 in Kent near State Route 516. The driver fled the scene on foot. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Washington State Patrol are looking for witnesses that might have seen this Nissan Sentra collide with another vehicle on Monday night, April 8 along Interstate 5 in Kent near State Route 516. The driver fled the scene on foot. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

State Patrol seek witnesses to I-5 hit-and-run crash in Kent

Collision at about 11:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 along northbound I-5 near State Route 516

Washington State Patrol are looking for witnesses to a hit-and-run, two-car injury collision at about 11:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 along northbound Interstate 5 in Kent, just south of State Route 516.

A 911 call reported the crash and said one of the vehicles had rolled over onto its top in the median and the driver was still inside, according to an April 9 State Patrol news release.

Once troopers arrived, they were advised by a Seattle Police officer on scene that the suspected driver of the causing vehicle fled on foot. Additional troopers responding checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect driver.

The suspect vehicle was a silver 2023 Nissan Sentra, and the victim vehicle was a black 2006 Ford Escape. The Nissan was reportedly traveling at a high speed on northbound I-5 when it struck the Ford causing it to go into the median and roll.

The driver of the Ford was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

It was discovered through further investigation that the suspect vehicle was stolen out of Tukwila.

State Patrol detectives are seeking any additional witnesses to include dashcam video prior to or during the collision. Contact Detective Russ Haake at Russ.Haake@wsp.wa.gov.




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