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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