Edited: Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision on I-90 Near North Bend

Edit: This story was written incorrectly. The corrected version is below. Apologies from Living Snoqualmie.

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), early this morning, July 6, 2024, a tragic hit-and-run collision on Interstate 90 resulted in one fatality.

The incident occurred just east of milepost 27 in lane three of four, involving two vehicles.

At approximately 2:45 AM, a female motorcyclist from Renton traveling westbound struck an elk in lane three, causing the rider to be thrown from the motorcycle. The rider came to rest in the same lane.

A second vehicle then struck the rider, who was in the roadway. This vehicle, driven by an unknown person, stopped briefly on the left shoulder before fleeing the scene and continuing westbound on I-90.

The roadway was blocked for over four hours and 21 minutes, from 2:45 AM until around 7:06 AM, as the Washington State Patrol investigated the scene.

The rider of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene, and their identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident remains under investigation, with authorities seeking any information that could lead to the identification and apprehension of the driver who left the scene.

The Washington State Patrol urges anyone with information about this incident to come forward. This tragic event highlights the ongoing dangers faced by motorists and the severe consequences of hit-and-run accidents.

To report any details regarding this incident, please get in touch with the Washington State Patrol.

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