A car that hit and killed a Tacoma man Sunday on an Auburn freeway on-ramp was found burning in South Seattle early Wednesday, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The Ford Crown Victoria was found ablaze near 56th Avenue South and South Willow Street about 12:30 a.m. after neighbors reported hearing an explosion.
Troopers said they believe the car was the one involved in the hit-and-run that killed Christopher Stanley, 39, of Tacoma.
The driver has not been found.
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Stanley and a friend were walking on the road shoulder after running out of gasoline when Stanley was hit on the ramp from southbound state Route 167 to state Route 18.
The State Patrol had been looking for the car, which left a front bumper and driver’s side mirror at the scene after Stanley was hit.
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