Troopers looking for van suspected in hit-and-run near Prairie Ridge

Tacoma News TribuneApril 30, 2014 

The State Patrol is looking for a van troopers say hit a motorcycle and left the scene Wednesday in the Prairie Ridge area.

A man was driving the motorcycle with a female passenger westbound on state Route 162 at Kaperak Road East just before 6 p.m., when the van pulled in front of the bike and caused the crash, trooper Guy Gill said.

The driver of the motorcycle kept the bike upright and was able to come to a stop, as the van drove off, he said. Witnesses reported the van was driving erratically as it left, Gill said.

It was later determined that the woman passenger on the motorcycle suffered a broken foot and a broken leg, which makes the crash a felony hit-and-run, Gill said.

The suspect vehicle is described as a light brown, possibly cream colored 1987 Chevy Van, license plate number ADW4804. It may have a black stripe along its side, Gill said.

Anyone who sees the van is asked to call 911.

Gill said troopers believe the driver has addresses associated with him in both the Puyallup and Orting areas.

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