Man hit and killed fleeing across I-5
A man killed Friday when he tried to cross Interstate 5 in Fife while fleeing police has been identified.
He was 37-year-old Maurice Boston, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. Boston had no known address.
Police got a call Friday about an unwanted person near a motel in the 3100 block of Pacific Avenue East. They found Boston in the area and spoke to him.
After he found out there might be a warrant for his arrest, he sprinted onto the freeway and was hit about 6:30 a.m., police said.
Investigators closed freeway lanes throughout the morning commute.
Assistant Police Chief Dave Woods said the warrant was in connection with a Kitsap County charge of possession of a stolen vehicle.