PPB seeks ID of driver who gave fake name in I-5 crash

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The driver left the hospital before police arrived

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who gave authorities a fake name after a crash on Interstate-5 that closed lanes for hours Halloween night.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. at North Killingsworth Street. All northbound lanes and 2 southbound lanes were blocked. Officers arrived to find two damaged trucks—one was a Freightliner dump truck that was leaking diesel fuel across all three lanes of traffic. The other was a semi-tractor, which was hauling an empty propane tank trailer, said Portland Police.

The driver of the Freightliner was taken to a nearby hospital, but before officers could meet him at the hospital, the driver had fled. It was then that they discovered he had given a fake name.

If you know the identity of the suspect in the photo, call Officer Jordan Winkel at 503-823-5700.

Pictured is the unknown driver from the crash and fuel spill on Interstate-5 Halloween night. November 1, 2019 (Portland Police Bureau)

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