- Associated Press - Thursday, April 27, 2017

CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) - A 44-year-old man is accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 5 in Centralia and setting his truck on fire to conceal the crime.

The Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/2p66Zvf ) that David Huisenga, of Castle Rock, was charged Wednesday in Lewis County Superior Court with hit and run involving a death and arson.

Killed in Tuesday morning’s crash was 57-year-old Michael Fields. He was driving northbound when his motorcycle tipped over and slid into the shoulder. He was ejected and hit by a semi-truck.

The Washington State Patrol learned that a red Chevrolet truck was involved in the crash but had left the scene.

Court documents show a license plate registered to Huisenga was found at the crash scene. A matching license plate was found on a vehicle that had been set on fire south of Chehalis later that morning.

On Wednesday, a judge set bail at $100,000.


Information from: The Chronicle, https://www.chronline.com

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