Motorcyclist ejected, run over in I-5 Bellingham crash

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 5 in Bellingham Thursday night and troopers are still searching for one of the drivers involved in the crash.

The crash happened just south of Lakeway Drive, near the York district, shortly after 9 p.m.

The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike when it collided with another vehicle.

The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene. A third driver pulled over to check on the motorcyclist.

While that vehicle was on the left shoulder with its hazard lights on, a fourth driver changed lanes, hitting the vehicle and running over the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was killed.

He was identified as 45-year-old Joel Hansen of Ferndale.

Anyone with information is asked to call Washington State Patrol.