A man running from the cops in a stolen vehicle was killed in a crash during a high-speed chase, according to recent news sources.
The accident occurred Wednesday night on Interstate-5 near Nisqually around 11 p.m., according to Washington State Patrol.
The chase began when a trooper saw a pick-up truck weaving back and forth and going about 80 miles per hour on I-5. The trooper was in the process of pulling the driver over when the driver of the stolen car, a 1990 Chevy, when he tried to pass a semi on the right shoulder. He then swerved to avoid a sign and lost control. The trooper described that he went across all of the lanes to the left and off the roadway.
He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.
Later, troopers reported that the license tags had been switched and the vehicle was reported stolen in Tacoma.
As a auto accident lawyer Tacoma, I am sorry to hear that this man lost his life and I offer my sympathies to his family. In my line of work as a car accident attorney Tacoma, I have seen how high speeds can seriously contribute to the likelihood of fatality in the event of a crash. I urge all drivers to follow speed limits and drive cautiously.