The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a driver fled the scene of a collision on I-5 near S. 200th Street on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024.

Troopers said the collision happened around 6:22 a.m., and unfolded thusly:

  • Vehicle 1 was traveling southbound I-5 north of S. 200th Street in lane one.
  • Vehicle 2 was disabled on the right shoulder.
  • Vehicle 1 drifted from lane one to the right shoulder, striking Vehicle 2.
  • Vehicle 1 and 2 both came to rest in a right side ditch.
  • Driver of Vehicle 1 fled the scene.

The roadway was blocked for approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes.