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Update: Police Seek Help Identifying Driver Involved in I-5 Crash (Photo) - 11/02/19

This update includes the photo, which was omitted before due to a technical error.

### ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW ###

The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help identifying a driver who provided a false name after a crash that closed I-5 for hours.

On October 31, 2019 at 5:14p.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a crash on southbound Interstate 5 at North Skidmore Street. When officers arrived, they found two trucks damaged. A Freightliner dump truck was leaking diesel fuel onto the road, causing officers to work with the Oregon Department of Transportation to close the freeway. Portland Fire and Rescue was on scene to address the fire hazard and medical issues. The driver of the Freightliner was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. However, before officers could meet him at the hospital, the driver fled. Officers discovered that he had provided a false name.

The driver of the semi tractor, which was hauling an empty propane tank trailer, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

If you know the identity of the suspect (photo), contact Officer Jordan Winkel at 503-823-5700.

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