Charger flees, gets wedged between gravel truck, SUV


Sam Emanuel Hancos faces multiple charges plus a warrant from Tillamook County

Scene from an injury crash on 172nd between SE Misty and SE Sunnyside April 20, 2020 (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The driver of a Dodge Charger who fled a Happy Valley traffic stop at more than 100 mph was arrested after crashing into and becoming wedged between a gravel truck and an SUV.

The incident unfolded around 9:30 a.m. Monday when a Clackamas County deputy pulled over the speeding driver on SE Vogel Road. But as the deputy approached, the driver — later identified as Sam Emanuel Hancos — took off and eluded other deputies.

But the deputy spotted a crash at SE 172nd and Vogel and noticed the Charger was wedged between the gravel truck’s trailer and a Nissan Xterra, officials said.

Hancos allegedly crawled out the back window of the Charger and tried to get away but was held at a Fred Meyer gas station by bystanders.

The 26-year-old was checked out at the scene by medical personnel and taken to a hospital as a precaution. He was later taken to the Clackamas County Jail and booked on heroin possession, assault, attempt to elude, reckless endangering, reckless driving and hit-and-run with an injury. Hancos also had an outstanding DUII warrant from Tillamook County.

The drivers of the gravel truck and SUV were taken by ambulance to an area hospital. They’re expected to recover.

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