Police searching for driver in SW Portland after pursuit, crash - KPTV - FOX 12

Police searching for driver in SW Portland after pursuit, crash on I-5

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police are searching for a driver who led an officer on a high-speed chase from Tualatin to southwest Portland Wednesday morning.

Police said a Tualatin police officer thought a truck that didn't have a front license plate was parked suspiciously in a parking lot off Southwest Nyberg Street. When the officer attempted to pull the truck over, the driver took off and a pursuit began.

The pursuit continued on northbound Interstate 5 and at time hit speeds of 90 mph. The officer backed down once speeds got too high and lost the truck.

Police say the driver continued and eventually crashed into a guardrail at the end of the Southwest Corbett Avenue exit. The driver fled the scene before police arrived at the crash scene.

A K-9 team searched the area, but the driver has not been located. Police said the driver may have ran down a ravine in front of where the truck crashed.

Anyone with information about the driver should call police.

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