KIRKLAND, Wash. - A driver changing a tire along southbound I-405 was killed in a hit-and-run late Tuesday night.
The victim's car was pulled over on the right shoulder with a flat tire in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland near Northeast 132nd Street.
The 37-year-old man was hit and killed by another vehicle shortly after 11 p.m. and the driver fled, the Washington State Patrol said.
The man was later identified as Chester Mena.
Chester Mena was killed on 405 in Kirkland while changing a tire. WSP is searching for the hit and run driver. At 5pm the evidence they recovered that has them convinced he was killed by the rear wheels of a semi with a cylinder trailer. @KIRO7Seattle >> https://t.co/KIPh95t4Hj pic.twitter.com/FnO4BNLpZn— Alison Grande (@AlisonKIRO7) September 11, 2019
At least two lanes were blocked for several hours while police investigated. The scene has since cleared.
Police have not released any information about a possible suspect or related vehicle.
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