Authorities closed northbound lanes on Interstate 5 near La Center tonight after the discovery of the victim of a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the area at about 8:40 p.m. after reports of a body in the roadway near La Center Road. A vehicle was not at the scene of the crash, but a vehicle believed to have possibly been involved was located nearby by the La Center Police Department.
Northbound traffic on all three lanes will be closed for the investigation. There was no word on how long the freeway would be closed, though traffic was being detoured at Exit 16 through downtown La Center into Woodland, according to the WSP and Washington State Department of Transportation.