State Patrol Seeks Semi Truck Driver After Fatal Interstate 5 Crash

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The Washington State Patrol is seeking a semi truck that reportedly ran over a motorcyclist and fled the scene Friday morning, Oct. 31, near Maytown. 

The crash was first reported at about 10:24 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 95 at Maytown, Trooper Ryan Burke told The Chronicle, and involved two semi trucks and a motorcycle. 

The motorcyclist killed in the crash has been identified as Royal T. Macias, 29, of Olympia, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The motorcycle was entering Interstate 5 going northbound in the area shortly before the incident occurred. 

Burke reported that the semi was in the far right lane of the freeway. The motorcycle entered I-5 and lost control, either because of oil on the road or because of dirt on the ramp, he reported. 

The rider reportedly struck the right rear area of the semi and was run over by the wheels. 

Burke reported later Friday that the state patrol determined a second semi hit the motorcyclist after the first, but left the scene. He said that makes it a felony hit and run investigation. 

This incident is still under investigation.

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