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Pedestrian found dead on U.S. 395

Detectives seek related information

LIND – Southbound U.S. Highway 395 reopened Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, after a body was discovered near Milepost 81.

Authorities have identified the body as that of Nicholas A. Cooper, 31, of Lakewood.

Cooper was pronounced deceased at the scene two miles east of the city at about 3:41 a.m., the Washington State Patrol reported. An Adams County deputy notified the next of kin.

The patrol said Cooper was killed in a hit-and-run incident.

According to the patrol, an unknown vehicle was southbound and struck Cooper in the passing lane of the highway.

The driver then fled the scene, the patrol rep...

 

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