Wrong-way driver charged with DUII, manslaughter in deadly crash


File image of a Portland Police Bureau vehicle (KOIN).

Editor’s note: The Portland Police Bureau initially identified the deceased victim as a Navy Veteran. They have since learned Mr. Rodriquez-Lopez was an Army Veteran. This story has been updated to reflect that correction.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A wrong-way driver is facing multiple charges, including DUII and manslaughter, stemming from a deadly crash on Interstate 5 on Sunday.

Police have identified the victim of the crash as Salvador Manuel Rodriguez-Lopez. Officials say the man was a disabled Army Veteran who had just celebrated his 34th birthday.

Around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Portland police said they responded to a report of a car traveling south in the northbound lanes on I-5. When they arrived, Rodriguez-Lopez was already dead.

The wrong-way driver, Amr Elzagh, was taken to a local hospital.

The 40-year-old was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, Assault in the Second Degree, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter in the First Degree and Manslaughter in the Second Degree.

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