Jared A. Horton, 18, was headed south on Marvin Road near Union Mills Road at 10:15 p.m., walking opposite of traffic on a “very wide, well-lit, paved shoulder,” according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill.
A person in a red or maroon SUV driving north veered off the road and onto the shoulder, hitting Horton head-on, knocking him down and driving over him before leaving the scene.
Horton was taken to the hospital, where he is being treated for a cracked pelvic bone, large lacerations to his side and severe road rash, Gill said.
The State Patrol is looking for witnesses or anyone who has seen a maroon or red SUV with “new and suspicious damage” on it. Anyone with information is asked to call State Patrol detectives at 253-538-3176 or 253-538-3249, Ext. 4.