I-5 Capitol Hwy Crash

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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.

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Wrong way down the freeway at 3 in the morning. No doubt drugs or alcohol, or a combination of both, played a part in this crash.

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