A woman reportedly called a tow truck but failed to call 911 after hitting a motorcyclist on Highway 20 last night, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A 23-year-old Anacortes man died this morning at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after his motorcycle was hit around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night on eastbound Highway 20 at Fidalgo Bay Road, according to a Washington State Patrol press release.
Trooper Keith Leary said Michael McCurdy was riding his motorcycle on Highway 20 when he was struck by a white Lincoln passenger car as he slowed for another collision that involved a car and deer blocking the road ahead of him, Leary said.
The white car sped off without stopping.
McCurdy was ejected from the motorcycle and while he was in the roadway was hit by another car. That car stopped at the scene. He was wearing a helmet. He was transported to Island Hospital and then airlifted to Harborview. He later died.
The Lincoln driver, a 26-year-old Mount Vernon woman, was arrested Wednesday morning and booked in Skagit County Jail on a charge of hit and run.
Leary said her vehicle’s license plate was ripped off during the collision and left at the scene. Troopers found the car being towed by a tow truck. She apparently called the tow company but never the police, he said. She allegedly said she didn’t call because she was scared. Her car was impounded.
The investigation continues.
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