CHEHALIS, Wash. -- A judge set bail at $5 million for a man accused of hitting and killing a state trooper while fleeing law enforcement.
Trooper Justin Schaffer, 28, was attempting to deploy spike strips to bring the pursuit to a stop when the fleeing vehicle hit him on Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 5 in Chehalis, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Schaffer was taken to a Centralia hospital where he died.
The suspect has not yet been formally charged. He remains in custody in Lewis County.
Schaffer joined the State Patrol in late 2013. Information on a memorial service will be released at a later time.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.