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Public’s help sought in fatal Hazel Dell hit-and-run

By , Columbian staff writer
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The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man deputies said ran from a fatal crash Sunday in Hazel Dell.

Deputies responded at 12:55 p.m. to Northeast Highway 99 and 88th Street for a hit-and-run. Investigators said the driver of a gold Ford F-250 pickup that had been reported stolen in Washington County, Ore., ran a red light at the intersection and crashed into a Mercedes sedan driven by William Stevens, 52, of Vancouver.

Crews with Clark County Fire District 6 and AMR extricated Stevens from his car and took him to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. He died at the hospital from his injuries.

The driver of the pickup ran east on 88th Street from Highway 99, according to the news release. Witnesses described the driver as a white man wearing a dark-colored stocking cap, light blue hoodie, dark-colored backpack and blue jeans.

Deputies and a police K-9 searched the area but did not find the man.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Todd Young at todd.young@clark.wa.gov or 564-397-1624.

The driver of the pickup ran eastbound on Northeast 88th Street from Highway 99, according to the news release. Witnesses described the driver as a white man wearing a dark colored stocking cap, light blue hoodie, dark colored backpack, and blue jeans. Video

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