VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN 6) — A Good Samaritan was struck on I-205 after stopping to help another motorist early Sunday morning.
The owner of a white pickup truck police searched for following the hit-and-run has been arrested on charges unrelated to the crash, police said.
Richard Irvine, 63, is being treated in hospital for life threatening injuries.
Just before 6:00 a.m., a vehicle hit the concrete barrier in the northbound lanes of I-205 near Burton Rd., after being struck by a white pickup truck. Following the collision, another driver pulled over to assist, and the Good Samaritan’s vehicle was struck by another vehicle, causing life-threatening injuries.
Washington State Police are looking for a vehicle that fled the scene, a white Ford F-150 model pickup truck with partial license plate number B7. The vehicle was seen Eastbound on Route 14, before the incident.
Another person was transferred to Peace Health with serious injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Washington State Police at 360-449-7999.
Washington State Trooper Will Finn Tweeted early Sunday evening the White Ford F-150 was located,and the registered driver arrested on charges unrelated to the incident this morning.
Finn said investigators are still working to determine who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash. It is unclear whether the registered owner was driving.