State trooper fatally hit by fleeing motorist on I-5

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington State Patrol trooper was killed when a motorist fleeing law enforcement hit him on Interstate 5 in Chehalis. The State Patrol says 28-year-old trooper Justin Schaffer was attempting to deploy spike strips to bring the pursuit to a stop when the fleeing vehicle hit him on Tuesday afternoon. Schaffer was taken to a Centralia hospital where he died. He joined the State Patrol in late 2013.  Information on a memorial service will be released at a later time.