A Chehalis man died early Tuesday after he was involved in a crash on Interstate 5 in Lewis County that resulted in him being hit by another vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The man was identified as 57-year-old Michael T. Fields.
About 5 a.m. Tuesday, Fields and the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado truck were northbound on I-5 in Lewis County, 1 mile south of Centralia. It’s unclear what happened next, the State Patrol said in its report.
The result was that Field’s 2012 Harley-Davidson went down and slid across a lane to the shoulder. He bounced off the shoulder and wound up in the lane, where he was hit by a Freightliner semitrailer.
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The State Patrol said the driver of the red Silverado fled.
Anyone with information is asked to call the State Patrol at 360-449-7940.
The 64-year-old Phoenix man driving the semitrailer wasn’t injured.