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Driver arrested for DUI, hit-and-run after striking and killing pedestrian

State Route 162 was fully blocked in both directions for several hours while authorities investigated the crash.
Credit: Trooper Robert Reyer, Washington State Patrol
One person was struck and killed walking along State Route 162 Wednesday evening according to Trooper Robert Reyer with the Washington State Patrol. The motorist responsible fled the scene.

ORTING, Wash. — A driver was arrested for a fatal hit-and-run and driving under the influence after striking and killing a pedestrian along State Route 162 in Orting. 

The person was struck while walking along SR 162 around 8:17 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver initially fled the scene but was found at a house in Bonney Lake, according to a tweet from Reyer.

SR 162 was closed for about 4 hours while police investigated the crash. The roadway reopened to traffic just before 12:30 a.m.

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