48-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Traffic Accident near 54th Avenue East

FIFE, WA (July 20, 2023) – Early Wednesday morning, police responded to a hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of Morgan Baker. The crash happened on July 19th, just after 3:15 a.m., in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, near 54th Avenue East. According to reports, motorcyclist Morgan Baker, was struck by a speeding BMW in the southbound lanes. The impact of the collision ejected Baker off her bike, over the barrier, and into the southbound HOV lanes of the 5 Freeway. As a result of the collision, the BMW rolled over and landed upside down. The 20-year-old driver fled the scene on foot. Emergency crews at the scene pronounced 48-year-old Morgan Baker dead, due to the extent of her injuries. Eventually, the police found and arrested the involved driver Wednesday night. The suspect was taken into Pierce County Jail with felony hit-and-run and vehicular homicide charges. No additional information was added by the authorities and further investigation is still ongoing.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. The Sweet James team sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Morgan Baker.
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