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Man killed running from police across I-5 in Fife identified

Man hit and killed fleeing across I-5

Fife police and Washington State Patrol process the scene where a man fleeing police attempted to cross southbound Interstate 5 in darkness near Port of Tacoma Road and was hit by a car and killed early Friday morning, November 4, 2016.
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Fife police and Washington State Patrol process the scene where a man fleeing police attempted to cross southbound Interstate 5 in darkness near Port of Tacoma Road and was hit by a car and killed early Friday morning, November 4, 2016.

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.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell

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