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Wash. State Patrol Examines Policy After Man's Body Not Found For 3 Days


The Washington State Patrol is reevaluating its procedures after a trooper responded to what appeared to be an abandoned minor collision but was actually a fatal crash scene. The victim of the fatal crash was not found initially.

The ordeal led the family of Travis Williams, a 43-year-old man from Ridgefield, to search the area and find his body three days after the fact.

“We don’t want to be in this situation ever again,” State Patrol spokesman Trooper Will Finn said.

A trooper was patrolling the area of Interstate 5 northbound near state Highway 14 about 2 a.m. Aug. 15 when he saw what appeared to be someone walking with a flashlight south of him.

Read more at The Columbian.

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