WSP Detectives Seek Witnesses to Fatal Hit and Run Collision in Burlington

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Burlington, WA- According to a press release from the Washington State Patrol, detectives are seeking witnesses to a fatal hit and run collision which occurred on November 22, 2017 around 7:00PM. WSP was first dispatched to a disabled vehicle on I-5, just north of George Hopper Road. A WSP trooper arrived to assist; upon her arrival, she found a male on the shoulder of the roadway who had been struck by a vehicle. Despite the trooper’s attempts to revive the male victim, the male was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The male, identified as Porfirio Reyes-Solano, 44, of Burlington, was a Good Samaritan who had stopped to assist the disabled vehicle. WSP determined that Porfirio had stopped his vehicle on the on-ramp from George Hopper Road to northbound I-5 and attempted to cross the ramp when he was struck by an unknown vehicle.

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During the on-scene investigation, detectives were able to collect multiple pieces of lighting material which are believed to be from the right front headlamp of the fleeing vehicle. These materials were sent to the WSP Crime Laboratory for analysis to determine the make and model of the suspect vehicle. WSP has since determined that the headlamp is associated with a 2001-2006 Chevrolet Tahoe or Suburban.

Washington State Patrol detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating this vehicle. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Detective Jeff Rhue at (425) 508-1052 or jeff.rhue@wsp.wa.gov

A Go Fund me page has been set up to assist the family with memorial costs. Click here to visit the Go Fund Me Page


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