Off-duty SPD officer hit and killed while assisting with crash on I-5

Posted on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at 8:53 pm    

SEATTLE, WA – An off-duty Seattle Police officer assisting with a collision was fatally struck by a driver on I-5 early this morning, according to KOMO News and the Washington State Patrol.

The first crash happened on southbound I-5, near the ramp for Spokane Street, at about 11:45 p.m., when thirteen vehicles collided.

Minor injuries were reported in that crash.

A second collision, this one involving three vehicles, happened at 1:18 a.m. near Forest Street in the traffic backup resulting from the crash.  An off-duty Seattle Police officer stopped to assist with the collision while headed home from work. After he had gotten out of his vehicle, he was struck by another driver who was not involved in the initial crash.

The driver remained at the scene of the crash and is reportedly cooperating with the investigation.

One of the drivers from the three-vehicle collision fled the scene in the officer’s personal vehicle. The vehicle was later located abandoned and is being held as evidence.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash and to search for the suspect who fled the scene. Those with any information about the crash are asked to contact the Washington State Patrol at 425-401-7742.

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