Troopers searching for hit-and-run driver, passengers that caused collision on I-5 in Seattle

SEATTLE — Washington State Patrol troopers are searching for the person and passengers who were in a stolen BMW that struck two cars while on southbound Interstate 5 in Seattle, fled the scene in the SUV that ended up in a ditch and then jumped into a dark-colored Honda Civic to get away.

At 4:30 a.m. Monday, troopers were called to southbound I-5 near Boeing Access Road for a serious collision.

When troopers arrived, they found a Toyota Prius and Camry that were severely damaged and blocking a couple of lanes of the highway.

Troopers said a BMW X-5 struck the Camry and caused it to spin. While spinning, the Camry then struck the Prius.

The driver of the Camry suffered cuts to the face and a broken jaw, authorities said.

Troopers said the BMW fled and exited the freeway, hit a pole and landed in a ditch.

Witnesses told troopers that the BMW was speeding and possibly racing another vehicle.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision or can identify the occupants of the BMW is asked to email Detective Todd Early at Todd.Early@wsp.wa.gov.

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