Troopers seeking help identifying hit-and-run vehicle, driver

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Washington State Patrol troopers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run Wednesday night in Tacoma.

Trooper Robert Reyer said at about 7:38 p.m., a dark-colored Dodge Ram pickup truck struck the rear of a semi-trailer and then struck the driver’s door of a Nissan pickup truck that the trailer was attached to on the exit ramp of southbound Interstate 5 to westbound South 38th Street in Tacoma.

The Ram pickup did not stop at the scene and continued on westbound S. 38th Street, leaving the driver of the Nissan with serious injuries, law enforcement said.

The Ram pickup driver then turned right onto South Steele Street and proceeded toward South Sprague Avenue via South 37th Street.

Reyer said the Ram pickup driver was last seen passing Titus-Will Ford, going north on South Sprague Avenue.

Witnesses described the hit-and-run driver as a white male and possibly bald, officials said.

While troopers said they have not been able to determine the pickup’s exact color, they found debris found at the scene believed to be dark gray or black.

Reyer said “extensive damage can likely be observed on the vehicle’s front.”

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call Det. Kevin Pratt at 253-538-3173 or email Kevin.Pratt@wsp.wa.gov.