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A minivan that crashed into a boy on US 101 near Olympia on Sunday has been found, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.

However, other details about the vehicle, such as where it was found, are not being released, Natashia Kerr said. She expects detectives to release more information about the case in the coming days, she said.

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A vehicle that crashed into a boy over the weekend in the Olympia area on US 101 near Oyster Bay Road Northwest has been found, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the 11-year-old boy, who was struck by the 2000 silver or cream-colored minivan about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, remains in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, spokeswoman Susan Gregg said.

The boy reportedly has autism and had wandered away from his home in the area of US 101 and Oyster Bay Road Northwest. After the vehicle hit the boy, the driver continued north, according to the state patrol.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.
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