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Unresponsive man dropped off at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical, later pronounced dead

Clark County Major Crimes Unit is investigating

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

The Clark County Major Crimes Unit is investigating after an unresponsive man was dropped off at a local hospital Friday morning and later pronounced dead.

Deputies were dispatched shortly before 5 a.m. for a suspicious circumstances call at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. They learned that an unresponsive man was dropped off at the emergency room entrance, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

A pickup had arrived at the entrance, and a man summoned several medical personnel to help. Hospital staff said the unresponsive man was in the driver’s seat, and the other man appeared to have driven the pickup from the passenger’s seat, the news release states.

As soon as hospital staff got the unresponsive man inside, the other man drove away, the sheriff’s office said.

The unresponsive man was declared dead at the hospital, the sheriff’s office said. His identity was not released, pending notification to family members.

“Due to the suspicious nature of the call, the Clark County Major Crimes Unit was called to the scene to investigate,” the sheriff’s office said. It is continuing the investigation.

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