Driver flees scene of early morning crash

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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The Washington State Patrol is looking for the driver of a car who fled the scene after a Wednesday morning crash in north Clark County.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 5 northbound about three miles south of Woodland. According to a state patrol bulletin, Nadav Zimmerman, 22, of Bellingham was driving a 1991 Subaru Legacy when he was hit from behind by a light-colored passenger car traveling at a "high rate of speed."

Both cars stopped at the scene, but the unknown female driver of the other car got back into her car and drove north on I-5.

Zimmerman and his two passengers, Scachar Samina, 22, and Ariana Resnick, 45, were all sent to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center with neck and back pain. All three are from Bellingham. Zimmerman and Resnick were treated and released, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday morning. Samina was not listed in the hospital records.

Their car was totaled.

The crash was caused by speeding and inattention, the state patrol said. Charges are pending.