Washington State Patrol seeking witnesses to road rage incident on SR 509

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a road rage/assault incident that occurred Thursday, March 15 on southbound SR 509 near the exit to S. 188th in SeaTac.

Troopers say that at approximately 2:32 p.m. Thursday they responded to the incident and found a victim that had been physically assaulted after what was determined to be a road rage incident.

The victim, a 54-year old male, was driving a silver Nissan Pathfinder southbound on SR 509, getting ready to take the ramp that leads to eastbound S. 188th Street (map below).

A white, 2009 Audi A4 was traveling the same direction in the lane that leads to S. 188th, and police say that at the last second, the Audi cut the gore point and cut the victim off causing him to hit his brakes. The victim raised his hands in frustration at which time the Audi “brake checked” him twice causing him to slam on his brakes to avoid a collision.

At this point, the victim slowed and pulled to the shoulder as did the Audi. The victim stated it was then that four males of what appeared to be East Indian descent got out of the Audi and proceeded to punch, kick and hit him with a 4×4 piece of wood that one of them picked up off of the shoulder.

Witnesses stopped upon seeing this happening at which time the suspect males jumped back into the Audi and took off at a high rate.

Not actual suspect vehicle

WSP detectives are seeking information from anyone that may have witnessed these two vehicles prior to, during, or after the assault. Please contact Detective Vik Mauro at (425) 401-7746 or by email at [email protected].

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