PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Police have identified a wrong-way driver on northbound Interstate 5 they say died in a crash early Tuesday morning.
Damian Asher Alexander, 45, of Vancouver, was killed in a crash just north of Highway 99W, according to investigators. Another involved driver, also a man, was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash caused a second very slight collision with another vehicle who pulled off the freeway at the next exit; that driver was uninjured and sustained only minor damage to their vehicle, according to police.
Police responded to the crash at around at around 3:45 a.m.
When officers arrived to the scene, they found three vehicles involved in the crash. Police said at least two were impacted head-on.
The Major Crash Team is investigating the crash, and no further information has been released at this time.
All lanes of northbound I-5 were closed while crews cleanup the debris field caused by the crash. The freeway reopened just after 7:30 a.m.
Traffic at a crawl in NB lanes of I-5 near Taylor’s Fy Rd exit. Police say one driver died in a 3-car crash this morning. It appears to involve a wrong-way driver. Backups likely here all morning while police investigate. @PortlandPolice #fox12Oregon pic.twitter.com/4zDZjF2CZF— Marilyn Deutsch (@marilyndeutsch) September 22, 2020
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