WSP seeks driver in fatal hit-run crash on I-5 SB near Woodland


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Officials are looking for the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash that happened around 6:20 a.m. Thursday on I-5 S near Woodland.

Washington State Patrol responded to the scene where a car went into Horseshoe Lake. Officials said a car traveling in the fast lane collided with a car in the center lane, sending it into the lake.

Divers jumped in the water and confirmed only one person was in the hit vehicle. According to Trooper Will Finn, the person was given CPR at the scene before being taken to the hospital. That person was pronounced dead.

The driver was in a dark two-door car with significant damage to the front passenger side, police said. Authorities also noted that the car has aftermarket wheels and exhaust.

According to Finn, the suspect was wearing dark pants and an orange construction sweatshirt.

Finn posted on Twitter detectives are searching the roadway for evidence.

The crash closed all southbound lanes for about an hour but have since reopened.

Authorities ask anyone who witnessed the hit and run to call WSP.

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