BY: KOMO Staff
MILTON, Wash. -- A 60-year-old man was shot to death Thursday afternoon in an apparent road rage incident on southbound Interstate 5 near the King-Pierce County line.
A 24-year-old woman on a blue 2008 Yamaha motorcycle and the man who was driving a silver 2016 SUV got into some sort of dispute just before 5 p.m.
Both men pulled over to the left inside lane and the argument continued, leading to a physical fight, according to State Patrol.
The two were on the ground fighting when the woman pulled out a gun and shot the man, the State Patrol said.
The man's 57-year-old wife was a passenger in the SUV. She was not injured.
The motorcyclist called 911 and remained at the scene.
Medics arrived and tried to treat the man, but he died at the scene. The motorcyclist was taken to St. Francis Hospital for her injuries.
“There's a lot of road rage in this area, especially with all the construction and the traffic,” said Trooper Brooke Bova with Washington State Patrol. “It's pretty bizarre to have it end in such a horrible way as this."
State patrol says there will be no additional updates tonight on the road rage incident that led to a man being shot, allegedly by a woman motorcyclist he was fighting with on the side of I-5. No word if she'll be charged or simply questioned and released #komonews pic.twitter.com/FgilQSQorF— Joel Moreno (@JoelMorenoKOMO) February 9, 2018
No word yet if the motorcyclist will face any charges. The official report from the State Patrol said drugs or alcohol were not involved.
All lanes were reopened just before 8:30 p.m.