Captain Jason Berry
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
May 27, 2011
Contact: Trooper Steve Schatzel
Phone: (360) 449-7960 - office | (360) 906-2405 - pager
E-mail: Steven.Schatzel@ wsp.wa.gov
UPDATE: Car vs. Pedestrian Hit & Run Fatality
The Washington State Patrol is requesting assistance with locating a van associated with a fatal pedestrian hit and run collision which occurred northbound on I-5 just south of Chehalis, Washington, on May 21, 2011, at approximately 9:50 p.m.
The vehicle that fled the scene is a 1996-2002 Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana full-size van. The photo to the left is an example of the particular body/grille style in question, however, details such as window configurations, overall vehicle length, paint color, and possible company markings are unknown.
The vehicle may have a missing right side (passenger side) rear-view mirror and the vertically-oriented amber marker light at the right front (passenger side) corner of the vehicle may be shattered or missing completely.
Anyone with information regarding the vehicle/driver in question, or witnesses to the collision, are encouraged to contact WSP Detective Matt Hughes at (360) 449-7944 or (360) 772-1010.