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The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation Wednesday after finding a man dead in his car. The car was located on the shoulder of Interstate 5 near Toledo, according to a press release.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reported the vehicle to law enforcement Wednesday around 5:15 p.m. It was on the shoulder of southbound I-5 near milepost 60, according to the release.

Deputies responded and found the sole occupant of the car appeared to have trauma to the head, the release said. Officials have not yet released the identity of the man.

Deputies gained entry to the vehicle and determined the man was dead. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

The sheriff’s office is not seeking any other individuals at this time, according to the release.

Anyone with information related to the incident is encouraged to call the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at 360-748-9286 or Lewis County Communications at 360-740-1105.

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