Victim injured, car set afire during extreme road rage incident

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CENTRALIA, Wash. - A victim was injured and his car was set on fire after an extreme road rage incident Sunday in Centralia, police said.

The drama unfolded at about 5:25 p.m. as the victim was driving near Ham Hill Road and North Gold Street, according to the Centralia police.

The victim later told investigators that a silver car was tailgating him, so he pulled over to the side of the road. The silver car stopped behind him and the occupants got out of the vehicle and approached him.

The victim then exited his vehicle and was struck in the head by one of the suspects. The victim fled the scene on foot.

Meanwhile, one of the suspects took the victim's vehicle and drove off in it. The vehicle was recovered several hours later - on fire - in Pacific County.

This case is under investigation.

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