Pedestrian on I-5 struck and killed by semi driven by Deming man in Skagit County

Staff writer

Jan. 17, 2019, update: The Washington State Patrol released the identity of the deceased pedestrian late Wednesday.

A pedestrian on Interstate 5 was struck and killed by a semitruck driven by a 42-year-old Deming man in Skagit County north of Burlington Tuesday night.

According to the Washington State Patrol release on the incident, which occurred at approximately 7:16 p.m., the pedestrian, later identified as 27-year-old Michael J. Schuchart of Burlington, was in the left lane of southbound I-5, just north of milepost 229.

A black 2016 Kenworth semi driven by Rustin R. Graham fatally struck the pedestrian, according to the release.

The State Patrol is still investigating the incident, according to the release.

David Rasbach joined The Bellingham Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news. He has been an editor and writer in several western states since 1994.