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Vancouver truck driver involved in crash that killed other driver in Cowlitz County

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: March 4, 2024, 7:18am

A Vancouver truck driver was involved in a crash in Cowlitz County that left the driver of the other vehicle dead, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Syed A. Haider, 36, of Vancouver was uninjured in the crash about 10 p.m. Saturday on State Highway 432 in Cowlitz County, on the west side of Longview.

According to WSP, Haider was westbound on the highway in a Freightliner tractor-trailer rig approaching the intersection with Prudential Boulevard. Rodney G. Stryhn, 81, of Longview made a left turn from Prudential Boulevard onto the highway in a 2024 Subaru Crosstrek. The semi struck the Subaru in the intersection.

Stryhn was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cowlitz coroner will confirm cause of death.

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Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.