PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A missing 84-year-old Portland man with Alzheimer's disease died in a single-car crash in Washington state Tuesday afternoon.
That's the finding of the Washington State Patrol.
Ted Reich died at the scene of a crash along Interstate 5 near exit 95 in Thurston County, Portland police said in a release Wednesday.
Reich was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in the 4900 block of SW Hewett Boulevard. His wife returned home from walking their dog and discovered he and their Mercedes were gone.
On Tuesday Reich was reported missing, and his photo was aired on KOIN 6 News Tuesday.
His wife said Reich had a history of wandering away, but was especially concerned this time because it was the first time he disappeared with their car. At the time his family thought he could be headed to the Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland Yacht Club or Bridgeport Pub.
According to the WSP report, Reich was driving north on I-5 around 3:45 p.m. when he exited to Maytown Road, lost control, struck a guardrail and rolled "multiple times." He was wearing a seat belt at the time. WSP still lists the cause of the crash as "unknown."
An 83-year-old man with mild cognitive impairment walked away from from the 8600 block of Causey Avenue Saturday morning and has not been seen since.
A 25-year-old man surrendered to Newberg police for allegedly hurting one roommate with a machete and threatening another in the early hours of Saturday.
A baby who who was allegedly snatched by his parents from Child Protective Services was found unharmed Saturday and his mother taken into custody. His father remains at large.
A Marion County Sheriff's deputy is in fair condition after being wounded in a gunfight with a man in a rural area Friday. The suspect was also wounded.