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Man Dies In Woodland Hit and Run

Woodland, WA (December 2, 2021) – A Kalama man has died in a Woodland hit and run on Thursday morning.

The accident happened on Interstate 5 when his red 2006 Toyota Corolla was sent off the road and into Horseshoe Lake in Woodland by another vehicle.

The driver, identified as 44-year-old Leonel D. Lopez Tello, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, where he died from his injuries, Washington State Patrol trooper Will Finn said. 

The other vehicle stopped briefly and then fled. 

Both vehicles were traveling south on I-5 and had just passed Exit 21 when the crash occurred. 

All southbound I-5 lanes closed to traffic for about two hours for the crash investigation while the freeway reopened around 8:35 a.m.

Detectives searched the area around Milepost 21 for evidence and deployed a drone. 

Investigators are still looking for the fleeing driver.

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