PORTLAND -- An 84-year-old Portland man reported missing Tuesday was found dead after a crash in Thurston County, Wash., police said.

Police asked for the public's help finding Ted Reich, who suffers from Alzheimer's, after his wife reported Tuesday morning that he left home without letting her know, said Portland police spokeman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Washington police confirmed Wednesday that Reich had died in a single-vehicle crash along Interstate 5 in Thurston County Tuesday afternoon, Simpson said.

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