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WSP: Downtown I-5 rollover crash was hit-and-run; witnesses sought

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SEATTLE - A driver was taken to the hospital after a rollover crash along Interstate 5 Thursday morning in downtown Seattle. The Washington State Patrol is now looking for witnesses who saw the accident, which was determined to be a hit-and-run.

Troopers and medics responded to the scene, in the southbound express lanes of I-5 near Seneca Street, at about 4:50 a.m. after receiving reports of a bad crash.

A 2001 Chrysler Town and Country van was found on its side. The driver, a 60-year-old man, sustained a broken arm and other possible injuries. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

A preliminary investigation found that the van was heading south on I-5 just south of the Convention Center when the driver made a lane change and struck the rear end of a semi-trailer that was also heading south. The van then struck the barrier and rolled onto its side. The semi rig continued on without stopping.

The State Patrol is now looking for any witnesses to the collision along with any identifying information for the semi truck. Anyone with information is urged to call the tip line at (425) 401-7741.

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