Sheriff's Office personnel are investigating the death of a male located in a vehicle along I-5 near the Toledo area on Wednesday evening. On February 6, 2019 at approximately 5:16 p.m., deputies and troopers were dispatched to a report from Washington State Department of Transportation employees discovering a vehicle near milepost 60 southbound on I-5. The vehicle was on the shoulder and the sole occupant appeared to have trauma to his head. Deputies were able to gain entry to the secured vehicle and determine the male was deceased.
The cause and manner of death, as well as identification of the decedent, are still under investigation. At this time the Sheriff's Office is not seeking any other involved individuals.
Due to the nature of the investigation, no further information is being released at this time. Anyone having possible information pertaining to the incident are encouraged to call the Lewis County Sheriff's Office at (360) 748-9286, or Lewis County Communications at (360) 740-1105.