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Suspected thieves crash truck after police chase

Clackamas County

Police suspect the people in the truck in a string of thefts

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A car chase ended in a crash on Interstate 205 after causing major traffic delays Monday.

Law enforcement and emergency responders work at a crash scene on Interstate 205. September 23, 2019 (Courtesy Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

Canby Police started chasing a Budget moving truck after recognizing the driver while on patrol. Police found probable cause to stop the truck, and when they didn’t pull over, officers started following the truck.

During the chase up the northbound lanes of the highway, near Johnson Creek, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office pitted the truck—hit it from the rear to make it turn—which caused it to crash.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office assisted Canby Police, believe that the occupants of the truck were suspects in a string of thefts.

At this time, police do not know if there are any major injuries from the crash. One person inside the Budget truck was taken to a local hospital.

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